Molly Martin, MPhil
Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology from the University of South Florida and a Master of Philosophy from College of the Atlantic. She began her career with NOAA as a NEFOP Observer in 2016 working primarily throughout New England on vessels targeting squid, groundfish, and herring species. She also worked as a Protected Species Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitor on several offshore wind projects off Long Island and Rhode Island. In 2019 she came to FMRD as a Data Debriefer, where she was responsible for editing fisheries observer trips and reviewing them for accuracy and completeness. She then joined READ’s Passive Acoustic Group in 2021 and focused on large whale vocalizations and their movements in the North Atlantic Ocean. In 2022 she worked as a Biological Technician aboard the NOAAS Henry B. Bigelow for the Fall Bottom Trawl Survey before returning to FMRD as a Data Debriefer. Her main research interests are marine mammal biology, bioacoustics, fisheries ecology, and human impacts on protected species and ecosystems.