Here Brad is setting fish traps, one techniques used to measure the use of the Whittier Artificial Reef by various species of fish.
Brad Reynolds, Master's in Marine Science
Brad Reynolds grew up as a southerner living in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and North Carolina. Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Western Carolina University, he made his way to Alaska in 2001 and began working as a dog musher on the Denver Glacier in Skagway, Alaska. After two years of dog-sledding, Brad returned south to work for the Florida Program for Shark Research before returning to Alaska in 2004 to work as a field biologist for the Prince William Sound Science Center in Cordova, Alaska, where he focused on the ecology of the Copper River Delta. Currently, he is completing his Master’s degree in Marine Science and continues to work for the Prince William Sound Science Center. His research interests include artificial reefs, juvenile salmon habitat, and the use of acoustic tracking technology to study the movements of fish. In his spare time, Brad enjoys extended kayaking trips, backpacking, playing the violin, and cooking Cajun and Creole cuisine with his wife, Julie.