Award Recipient


Rachel Morrison Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Marine Conservation, Sponsored by John & Jeanne Morrison in memory of their daughter Rachel

Riley Jones

Riley is a Master’s student at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she is researching the impacts of anthropogenic noise pollution on garibaldi territorial behavior and reproductive output. With this research, Riley aims to highlight potential impacts of anthropogenic noise pollution on a fish species that uses sound to communicate. Since becoming a Scientific Diver in 2022, Riley has participatedin many scuba-based research projects including the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Mitigation Monitoring Program. With this award, Riley will fund an entire field season on Catalina Island as well as build a model garibaldi to use in her research.

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