Matt Wade

Senior Aquarium Biologist

Matt Wade is a Senior Aquarium Biologist here at Mote Marine Laboratory specializing in corals and jellies. Matt has worked in the aquarium industry for 10 years. He started his aquarist career at the Dallas World Aquarium before moving on to the Frost Museum of Science and most recently the National Aquarium in Baltimore. He has a passion for culturing coral and jellies and is excited to continue his culturing work here at Mote.


B.S. Fisheries and Aquatic ecology from Oklahoma State University

Awards & Honors

Best of RAW presentation at the 2016 Regional Aquatics Workshop

First in the world to culture the flower hat jelly Olindias formosus