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Kaylee Clayton

Reintroduction Assistant

Kaylee graduated from the College of Coastal Georgia in 2022 with a Bachelor’s in Biological Science and a concentration in coastal ecology. Through college she has participated in field work and surveyed many aquatic marsh species including the eastern oyster, mud-fiddler crab, and the oyster toadfish. During her undergrad she had an internship through Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy and an internship through the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. At both she worked with many different species of elasmobranchs with her favorite being spotted eagle rays, bonnethead sharks, and guitar fish. Spontaneous fishing trips with her dad cultured a passion for fish which led to a career in aquatic science. She wanted to get her feet wet in freshwater conservation after college and now works in the propagation room at TNACI helping raise endangered species to reintroduce back into their native habitat.

Kaylee Clayton

Fun Fact About Me: I have dog named Maui that I found on the same day I received the call for this job!

Favorite Freshwater Fish: Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

Hobbies: Fishing, fishing, and fishing (occasionally scuba diving)

Education: B.S., 2022, College of Coastal Georgia (Biological Science, Concentration in Coastal Ecology)

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