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Samir Patel
Senior Research Biologist

Interests & Expertise
  • Endangered species

  • Satellite telemetry

  • Climate change

B.A. in Biological Sciences

The George Washington University


Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences

Drexel University



Samir joined Coonamessett Farm Foundation in August 2014. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from George Washington University in 2005 and in 2013 a Ph.D. from Drexel University in Environmental Sciences focusing on sea turtle ecology, satellite telemetry and climate change. Prior to joining CFF, Samir worked as a high school biology and chemistry teacher and assisted on sea turtle projects in Greece, South Africa and Costa Rica. At CFF, Samir is involved in multiple projects, including protected species research both offshore and within local Cape Cod waters, and using telemetry and optical approaches to study the ecology of commercially valuable fish species.