Coral Reef Restoration

Sarah Hamlyn

Senior Biologist / Upper Keys Coral Restoration Operations Manager

Sarah is a Senior Biologist for Mote in the Florida Keys, leading the Coral Restoration operations for the Upper Florida Keys facilities (Islamorada and Key Largo). Sarah has been with Mote since 2018, and oversees the land and field teams in the Upper Keys, the outplanting and monitoring of coral, as well as managing the field nurseries in Key Largo and Islamorada. She is involved in research to improve coral restoration efforts, and collaborative trials with researchers across the state.


BSc (Hons.) Ecology and Environmental Science (First Class 1A); University of Adelaide, Australia.
BSc (Marine Biology, major in ecology); University of Adelaide, Australia.
Certificate II Aquaculture; TAFE SA, Australia


Soper, D. M., N. Villafranca, J. P. Dieffenthaller, M. Dieffenthaller, H. Tompkins, M. Weglarz, D. Vaughan, S. B. Hamlyn, and D. Stenesen. "Growth and Cyclin-E Expression in the Stony Coral Species *Orbicella faveolata* Post-Microfragmentation." The Biological Bulletin 242, no. 1 (2022): 40-47.

Papke, E., Wallace, B., Hamlyn, S., & Nowicki, R. (2021). Differential effects of substrate type and genet on growth of microfragments of acropora palmata. Frontiers in Marine Science, 394.

Connell, S.D., Doubleday, Z.A., Foster, N.R., Hamlyn, S.B., Harley, C.D.G., Helmuth, B., Kelaher, B.P., Nagelkerken, I., Rodgers, K.L., Sarà, G. and Russell, B.D. (2018), The duality of ocean acidification as a resource and a stressor. Ecology, 99: 1005-1010.

Connell, S. D., Doubleday, Z. A., Hamlyn, S. B., Foster, N. R., Harley, C. D., Helmuth, B., ... & Russell, B. D. (2017). How ocean acidification can benefit calcifiers. Current Biology, 27(3), R95-R96.