Ryan Anthony is a M.S. Thesis Candidate with Sul Ross State University’s Borderland Research Institute. Along with other sites in the region Ryan is studying our project Sandia Wetlands, specifically crustaceans that provide food resources to the shorebirds and waterfowl during a high energy demanding migratory phase in their life cycles. Sandia is a unique small wetland with big potential as one of the only wetlands in this part of Texas. Ryan was born and raised in Pakistan. His home state is Arizona and is an Iraqi war veteran. In these images Ryan is taking sediment samples, the last image back in the BRI lab. Images taken by Bill Broyles, Texas Master Naturalist with Borderlands Research Institute.