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Thomas Waldrop

Senior Biologist

Coral Reef Restoration Program

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


Tom Waldrop came to Mote Marine Laboratory in 2013 and he works at Mote Aquaculture Research Park, where he is responsible for fish culture, fish biology and maintenance of the Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) designed to produce great quality fish in an environmentally sustainable fashion. His expertise is in land-based, sustainable seafood programs that utilize RAS, and through his work, Waldrop demonstrates that land-based aquaculture can be viable economically and more environmentally sustainable. Waldrop is working to complete his Master of Science in Fisheries Science with a concentration in Aquaculture from West Virginia University.


M.A., Fisheries Science (Aquaculture), West Virginia University

Additional Publications

Waldrop, T., Summerfelt, S.T., Mazik, P., Good, C. (2018). The effects of swimming exercise and dissolved oxygen on growth performance, fin condition and precocious maturation of early-rearing Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Aquac. Res., 49(10), 801-808. doi:10.1111/are.13511