Sarah is employed as a coral restoration technician at the Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (IC2R3) on Summerland Key. She started at Mote as an intern in January 2017, and was employed in February 2018 to work in the land based nursery and assist with the coral 'reskinning' project. Here she helps maintain the 21 species of stony and branching coral. She is heavily involved in the fate tracking of fragments on land and that have been outplanted on the Florida reef tract.
BSc (Hons.) Ecology and Environmental Science (First Class 1A); University of Adelaide Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology), major in ecology; University of Adelaide Certificate II Aquaculture; TAFE South Australia
Connell, S. D., Doubleday, Z. A., Foster, N. R., Hamlyn, S. B., Harley, C. D., 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. doi:10.1002/ecy.2209
Connell, S. D., Doubleday, Z.A., Hamlyn, S.B., Foster, N.R., Harley, C.D., Helmuth, B., Kelaher, B.P., Nagelkerken, I., Sarà, G. and Russell, B.D., (2017), How ocean acidification can benefit calcifiers. Current Biology 27:R95–R96. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.12.004
Mote Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, closing at 1 p.m. due to anticipated traffic from Friday-evening road closures announced by the Town of Longboat Key.
(Normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., resume Saturday, Feb. 29.)