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Morgan Krell

Science Technician


(302) 226-8105

Morgan Krell joined the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays in November 2023 as the Science Technician. At the Center he is primarily responsible for the fish passage program, oyster reef construction, and shoreline fish surveys. Morgan will also play an important role in our continuous water quality monitoring, wetland restorations, and other science and restoration projects.

Morgan was born and raised in New York City, and from a young age found refuge in the natural world. He grew up exploring the green spaces in and around the city, particularly the salt marshes of long island. During high school, Morgan participated in research on American Eel passage, invasive freshwater clams, and oyster predation. He attended Purdue University in Indiana, where he graduated with a BS in Aquatic Sciences and a concentration in Fisheries. During his studies, Morgan worked in Utah and Minnesota as a summer fisheries intern. Since his graduation in 2022, Morgan has assisted master’s students on their research projects in Yellowstone National Park and Northern Wisconsin as part of the USGS Cooperative Fishery Research program. Morgan is excited to bring his experience in freshwater fisheries back to the estuaries of the mid-Atlantic region. He is passionate about protecting native species, restoring native habitats, and using an ecosystem-based approach in fisheries management.

In his free time Morgan is often on the water fishing day or night. He also enjoys tying his own flies and jigs. He can frequently be found on his kayak, bike, or in a bowling alley. Now that he lives in Delmarva, Morgan plans to take up surfing and complete the Maryland section of Appalachian Trail.