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Clayton Raines

Clay is a Fish Biologist at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center, National Fish Health Research Laboratory in Kearneysville, WV.

I am currently serving as Fish Biologist at the USGS National Fish Health Research Laboratory. I previously worked as a biologist with the WV DNR, as well as the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute where I oversaw restoration and monitoring efforts for threatened and endangered freshwater species as well as conducted research on a variety of fisheries management topics. Additionally, I studied Southeast reservoir fish ecology and physiology as a graduate research assistant at Mississippi State University. I also completed a GIS internship with Jefferson County Planning and Zoning, as well as conducting research at The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute and USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station.

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