About

Marine Biologist, Science Writer & Conservation Photographer

For years, I swam with dolphins. As a biologist with the Wild Dolphin Project, I became intimately familiar with a society of spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. I photographed and filmed them to document their behavior, vocalizations and habitat use.

During those years as a biologist and living at sea, I came eye-to-eye with tiger sharks and sea turtles, swam into a box jellyfish, dove on the shark-diver team for Diana Nyad, and even contracted a flesh-eating bacteria infection.  My fieldwork brought me to many places around the globe. I spent hours hiking along the beach at night in the Virgin Islands to study nesting leatherback sea turtles, trekked above treeline in the Andes Mountains, freedove with sleeping sharks in the Galapagos Islands and watched elephants in Kruger National Park of South Africa.

In August 2015,  I left the warm tropics for the redwoods, banana slugs and sea otters in the cold Pacific to study Scientific Communication at UC Santa Cruz. I continue to work in research but now, I hope to combine my training in journalism, science communication, photography and science background to tell stories that inspire people about the world around them and the scientists studying it. I also work with teachers to bring scientists directly to their classrooms via SKYPE.  My photography and articles have appeared in local newspapers, scientific journals, magazines and for online news outlets, including Nature, Science, Hakai, EARTH, Scientific American and National Geographic Kids. 

I was recently accepted into the Female Nature Photographer community and the prestigious Ocean Artists Society.

Ocean Artists Society

 

AWARDS and HONORS:

Accepted photographer with Female Nature Photography

Photographer with the Ocean Artists Society

Underwater Photography Grant from the Women Divers Hall of Fame, 2017

First place image in the 2016 #CressiTravelLight Photo Contest

Image published with National Geographic's "Your Shot" Daily Dozen 2008

 

EDUCATION: 

Graduate Certificate, Science Communication, UC Santa Cruz, 2016

M.S. Marine Biology, Florida Atlantic University, 2012

B.S. Wildlife Science, Virginia Tech 2007

 

CONFERENCES AND TALKS:

Augliere, B. Wild Dolphins of the Bahamas. Summer 2017. Force-E Scuba Center, Boca Raton, FL.

Augliere, B & Ientile N. Shark Conservation. Fall 2017. McNair Elementary School. Herndon, VA.

Augliere, B. Marine Mammal Research. Fall 2014. Jupiter Lighthouse ArtFest by the Sea. Jupiter, FL. 

Augliere, B. Marine Mammal Research. April 2014. Jupiter High School, Environmental Academy. Jupiter, FL.

Augliere, B. All About Sharks. June 2013. Braddock Elementary School. Annandale, VA.

 

19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, November 2011; Tampa, FL

 

Poster: Augliere, B. and Herzing DL (2011) Home ranges of Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas: a preliminary methodology using long-term data to track cetacean movement pattnerns

The Wildlife Society, March 2007; Radford, VA
Presentation: Augliere, B. and Stauffer, DF (2007) American black bear (Urus americanus) habitat selection in western Virginia

 

 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:

Herzing DL, Augliere BN, Elliser CR, Green ML, Pack AA (2017) Exodus! Large-scale displacement and social adjustments of resident Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0180304. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180304

Masters thesis: Augliere, B. (2012) Home on the Range: Spatial Ecology of Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. Thesis. Dept. of Biology, Florida Atlantic University.

Undergraduate thesis: Augliere B. (2007) American black bear (Urus americanus) habitat selection in western Virginia. Thesis. College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech.

 

PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE WRITING and OUTREACH:

Current:

  • Development researcher for Schoolyard Films, Jupiter, FL
  • Freelance science writer and photographer (such clients as Hakai, Nature and EARTH magazines)

Science writing internships:

  • Editorial internship with Earth Magazine (July 2016 - October 2016)
  • Editorial internship with Nature News (March 2016 - June 2016)
  • Staff reporter at the Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 2016 - March 2016)
  • Science writer at the Stanford News Service (September 2015 - December 2015)

 

Photography Clients: Nature magazine, Science magazine, Palm Beach Post, Monterey Herald, Maui Time, National Geographic Kids, Wild Dolphin Project, RadioLab, Drift Freediving, Mongabay News, ScienceInsider, Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Mercury News, EARTH magazine, Virginia Wildlife Magazine, Eos,  Journal of Animal Behavior and Cognition (cover photo for Vol 3, Issue 4).

Writing Clients: Nature, Monterey Herald, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Stanford News Service, Wild Dolphin Project, Mongabay News, ScienceInsider, Scientific American, The Mercury News, EARTH, Hakai Magazine.

To book me for an assignment or to contact me directly:  bethany.augliere {at} gmail {dot} com

 

NEWS

 

I was interviewed about opting outside on Black Friday for NPR

Check out the May 2015 cover story for National Geographic Magazine, where I was photographed for my involvement with the Wild Dolphin Project. 

Check out the Radiolab Podcast "What Do Dolphins Talk about?" featuring the Wild Dolphin Project. 

Outside Magazine article on dolphin communication and fieldwork with the Wild Dolphin Project.