Jesse Caney

Jesse Caney, a student in the MS in Environmental Studies, Conservation Biology concentration, and MassWildlife, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, were featured in Wareham Week for tagging two nestling baby bald eagles by placing colored, numbered bands on their legs.

During the banding process, Caney drew the eagles’ blood for testing ecotoxins and contaminants, such as PFAS (Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances). Caney’s graduate thesis will be one of the first studies in the northeastern United States focusing on the presence of harmful human-made chemicals in eagles.

You can read the complete article here.