1. Home
  2. About us
  3. Staff
  4. Griffin Garner

Griffin Garner

Position: Research Biologist - La Jolla Headquarters
Life History and Behavior Group

+1(858) 546-7159



  • Assist the Life History and Behavior Group on various projects, including, but not limited to, age and growth of tropical tunas, reproductive biology of tunas, and analyses of conventional and archival tuna tagging data.
  • Participate in at sea field work primarily consisting of tuna tagging cruises.


  • Masters of Advanced Studies, Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA, 2022
  • B.S Environmental Studies, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA, USA, 2020


Griffin Garner joined the IATTC in May of 2024 assuming the role of Associate Scientist within the Life History and Behavior Group, Biology Program. Prior to joining IATTC, Griffin worked as a Fish Aging Specialist for National Marine Fisheries Service at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center supporting the Life History Group through the experimental FT-NIRS fish ageing project working with both coastal pelagic and highly migratory species. During his graduate studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Griffin worked with commercial trap fishers in California to study bait utilization to inform the development, creation and testing of experimental bait products to facilitate more sustainable fishing practices. While working at the Bimini Biological Field Station in the Bahamas, Griffin participated in various aspects of shark research and tagging studies. Griffin also holds a United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Master’s 50-ton Captains license and enjoys spending his time on, and in the Ocean.