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NOAA Fisheries Personnel Default Profile

Regan A. McNatt

Supervisory Fish Biologist and Pt. Adams Station Chief
Estuarine and Ocean Ecology Program
Office: 503-383-9558

Regan A. McNatt

Supervisory Fish Biologist and Pt. Adams Station Chief


Regan McNatt joined NWFSC's Pasco Research Station in 2002 as a research fisheries biologist for the Fisheries Ecology Division's Riverine Survival Program, where she studied survival and rearing of juvenile fall Chinook salmon on the Snake and Columbia rivers.  In 2004 Regan joined the Estuarine and Ocean Ecology Program and transferred to the Point Adams Research Station.  She received a B.S. in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. in fisheries and wildlife from North Carolina State University.

Current Research

Regan's current research focuses on juvenile salmonid use of estuarine systems.  She monitors abundance and migration patterns of juvenile salmon throughout many different habitats of the Columbia River estuary.  Primary points of interests include salmon use of shallow-water habitats and performance of juvenile salmon within these habitats.  She has initiated a study that examines the estuarine residence time and growth of juvenile Chinook salmon using PIT tags and in-stream PIT tag detection systems.