Chad Clayton is the Live Feeds Supervisor for Reed Mariculture, and has been with the company for more than eight years. Since graduating from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1997, he has worked in the aquarium hobby and aquaculture. Chad has been involved in genetics research with zebrafish (Danio rerio) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis MO, marine ornamental aquaculture, and food fish aquaculture. He has cultured numerous species of marine fish and invertebrates and is still adding to his list of successes. His current focus is on large-scale, Apocyclops panamensis copepod production using Instant Algae as the sole diet.
For Reed Mariculture, Chad handles technical support questions, trade shows and conferences, as well as educational presentations to large groups of enthusiasts and/or professionals. He lives with his wife and two children in Santa Cruz, CA on the Monterey Bay, where he enjoys coastal living by going tide-pooling and kayaking. His passion for his work and his family drive him to do better and to help others succeed in aquaculture.
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If you've ever thought about checking out the Long Island Aquarium Society, this meeting would be the time to do it. All new visitors will receive a Welcome Gift of an 8 oz. package of premium fish food.
LIAS Meetings are held at SUNY Stony Brook's Maritime Science area. Room 120 in Endeavor Hall on the State University at Stony Brook Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11790
West onto South Drive off of Nicolls Road (County Rd 97). At the light, make a right onto Marburger Drive and then make the next right (the street has no name but there are signs indicating that you are near the Marine Sciences buildings). Follow the road all the way to the back and you will see three buildings - Discovery, Challenger and Endeavour – the last one is Endeavour Hall.
For more information, see this map on the SUNY Stony Brook website.