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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Clayton Patmagrian

Farm Technician

Clayton is the Farm Technician at the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL). Born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, Clayton first learned about aquaculture by helping build and design the first aquaculture greenhouse for his high school. In 2018, he earned his A.S. in aquaculture from Hillsborough Community College.

Clayton joined TAL as a technician working on a study to assess and improve energy efficiency on tropical fish farms and was hired in 2019 as the full-time farm technician.

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UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
1408 24th Street SE
Ruskin, FL  33570 

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  • Education

    A.S., Aquaculture, 2018, Hillsborough Community College

  • Selected Publications

    Tuckett, Q.M., M. Alo, M. DiMaggio, L. Kaufman, J. Okechi, C. Patmagrian, J. Patterson, A. Wood, and R. Yanong. 2023. Critical thermal limits for Astatotilapia piceata, a possibly extinct fish in the wild Lake Victoria fish. AACL Bioflux 16(3):1384-1389.
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