Dr. James Bohnsack

Host Researcher: Ichthyologist

Dr. Jim Bohnsack, a research fishery biologist for National Marine Fisheries Service, believes the very best days on the job are when he can solve a problem. During this year's JASON Project, he will study the biodiversity of the "Humps", a deep water reef habitat noted for excellent fishing near Molasses Reef and Sandy Shoal. Bohnsack will be studying the bottom habitat, an area that has not been previously researched because of the currents and depth. Bohnsack was influenced by an enthusiastic science teacher who showed him a whole new world of science through collecting butterflies for a class project and developing a science fair project on dinosaurs.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1969 followed by his Masters of Science Degree in 1979 from the University of Miami, Miami Florida in Biology. Jim completed his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami, Miami Florida.



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