Kemit-Amon Lewis

Kemit-Amon Lewis is Caribbean Coral Conservation Manager for The Nature Conservancy. He was born and raised on the island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University (SSU) in 2004 and later a Master of Science in Marine Sciences degree from SSU through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Living Marine Resource Cooperative Science Center. Upon returning home to the USVI, he was employed as the territorial Resource Ecologist for the US Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources Division of Coastal Zone Management. In this current role, he leads the development of the Caribbean coral restoration strategy and overseas coral restoration programs throughout the region. He also coordinates the Virgin Islands Reef Resilience Program, the newly launch Virgin Islands Reef Responsible Sustainable Seafood Initiative, manages TNC’s Sea Turtle Monitoring Program on St. Croix, and is a part-time science instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Kemit-Amon's Posts

The Klepto-Octopus and Other Adventures in Coral Reef Restoration

A thieving octopus? Dolphin volunteers? Welcome to the unexpected cast of characters encountered during coral reef restoration.

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Salmon Cam Returns

We’re pleased to return Salmon Cam, a live view of spawning Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout.

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