Scott M. Taylor was recently awarded a doctoral degree in fish biology with the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla.
Mr. Taylor is amongst the world’s leading expert on fish eyes.
Mr. Taylor earned a bachelor of science degree in marine biology from the University of Tampa in 1999. His professional experiences include multiple years working as a professional aquarist at the Lowry Park Zoological Garden in Tampa, teaching undergraduate level biology courses at FIT and working as an advanced microscope technician at FIT’s Electron Microscope Laboratory, said a press release from Boatswain’s Beach.
Originally from Brighton, Michigan, Mr. Taylor met his Caymanian wife, Cassandra Jackson, at UT in 1998. They have a three-year old daughter and an eight-month-old son.
He has been working with the Cayman Turtle Farm as the Assistant Curator of Fish with the Marine and Research unit of the Animal Programs Department for the past seven months.
‘I can’t think of a better place in the world for a marine biologist to live and work,’ he said. ‘I am very grateful to my extended Cayman family, Boatswain’s Beach and the entire Cayman community for supporting me in this endeavor, and for welcoming me so warmly to their island.’
Kenneth Hydes, Managing Director of Boatswain’s Beach stated: ‘We are happy to have Dr. Taylor on our team and look forward to further achievements from him here at the Park.’