Coral Reef Restoration

Dakotah Merck

Staff Biologist

Dakotah Merck is a coral restoration biologist at IC2R3 in Summerland Key Florida. Prior to his employment with Mote he worked as a biologist in aquaculture, artificial reefs, and the office of fisheries management within the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. He is currently working full-time in the land based nursery caring for stony and branching corals as well as the outplanting and monitoring of these corals back onto the reef. 


Bachelors of Marine Science, University of South Carolina, 2015