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Clayton Pelkey

Coral Reef Research and Restoration Assistant

Coral Reef Restoration Program

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans



Clayton Pelkey is a Coral Reef Research and Restoration Assistant at Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration on Summerland Key, FL. He began as an intern for the Coral Restoration Program in 2019. Clayton has a background in coral restoration, aquaculture, and marine mammal training. He is currently working full time in the land based nursery caring for corals as well as assisting other programs at the laboratory.