- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Purdue University
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Natural Resources, University of Tennessee
Research Interests and Specializations
- Evaluating temperature and pressure shock to create gynogentic-cloned progeny in southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma).
- Evaluation of the Safety and Gross Pathology of a Sucrose Based Excipient Intended to Deliver Time-Released Spawning Peptides in Warmwater Marine Fish
- Improvement of Sperm Maturation and Short-term Storage of Milt in Southern Flounder
- Use of Maturation Peptides to Induce and Synchronize Ovulation in Captive, Sexually-Mature Cobia.
- Development of an Economical Technology to Harvest, Size-Grade, and Enrich Live Zooplankton from Fertilized Ponds to Feed Marine Fish Larvae.
Extension Areas of Focus
- Assist existing and start-up aquaculture/aquaponic enterprises with achieving their goals by providing experience, technical innovation, management guidance, and economic and marketing assistance for their finfish and shellfish products.
- Provide expert opinion, information and technology transfer, and aquaculture project management consultations to aquaculture/aquaponic producers looking to streamline production or expand operations.
- Encourage and assist the development of additional facilities to produce aquaculture products and the development of production protocols for species new to culture.
- Offer parasite and disease diagnostics as well as water quality services through the Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory.
Sink, T., R. Vega, and J. Butler. (2018) Red Drum: Reproductive Biology, Broodstock Management, and Spawning, Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, Publication No. 0320.
Sink, T. D. (2017) Aquatic Species Selection for Aquaponics, Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, Publication No. 5012.
Gonzalez, R. and T.D. Sink. 2017. Texas A&M University Identifies Most Effective Method of Gender Manipulation for Southern Flounder. Hatchery International, September 2017. Victoria, British Columbia.
Silvy*, E., B. Peachey, D. Gatlin and T. Sink. 2017. Project Title: Development of New Reproductive and Larval Rearing Methods to Eliminate Major Constraints During Production of Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) for Stock Enhancement: FINAL REPORT. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department contract number: 487654
Lewey, S., M. McGarrity, T.D. Sink, K. Ford and A. Fowler. 2017. Kicking Arundo out of Texas Roadways and Waterways: A Prevention Training. Nueces River Authority