Meet the Tech: Megan Reed
Megan Reed, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2019 from Wright State University in Ohio, is enjoying her second sea turtle season stint at SCCF. When it’s completed in early November, she plans to pursue her graduate degree in sea turtle conservation.
Megan also has worked at Bald Head Island in North Carolina, Volcanoes National Park in Hawai’i, and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota. In 2020, she was an SCCF sea turtle intern, helping with sea turtle nesting and stranding efforts.
“I returned to the team as a sea turtle technician and have learned an immense amount about sea turtles and their environment this year,” she said. “I have been deploying data loggers into sea turtle nests to observe how hatch success is impacted by the nest environment. Fifty-five nests have been monitored for this study.”
Since arriving on May 2, Megan said she has “learned so much about conducting research in this field and will learn even more as these research nests hatch and are inventoried. My position with SCCF has given me invaluable experience in sea turtle research and conservation that I can use moving forward in my career.”
Photo by Shane Antalick