Welcome to The Nautilus, a community founded by a husband and wife who stood one day with the ocean at their feet and decided to throw the proverbial caution to the wind, forsake their humdrum office jobs, and pursue a life protecting and preserving the world that they love. That day, we decided to pursue our second bachelor's degrees in biology, take up SCUBA diving, and put our myriad of strange talents to use studying and protecting the planet's diverse resources and inspiring and educating others to take steps--however small--to do the same.
This community will follow us through our journey to study and understand the special world in which we live. It began as an online home for our SCUBA-diving journals but quickly flourished and grew to include our photography and accounts of our studies and adventures, both above and below the water.
We welcome you to join us in our adventures. While posting access is limited to the community's founders, membership is open to all, and we encourage others interested in protecting and enjoying the Earth's natural environments to join our community. Please feel free to add comments to posts, strike up conversations, share advice and experiences, and make new friends.
Dawn (dawn_felagund) has loved and honored nature since childhood, when she wanted to be an entomologist and study ants in the Amazon. Since then, she has devoted her life to making personal choices that will impact the environment the least and gently encouraging others to do the same through education and awareness. Dawn holds her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a minor in writing and certificates in human services psychology and biopsychology and currently works as a research analyst for the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys writing, painting, hiking, web design, hiking, and freestyle rollerskating.
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