Marine Biology Molly Payne Wynne
Molly is the Monitoring Coordinator for the Penobscot River Restoration Trust, an unprecedented collabora
Molly is the Monitoring Coordinator for the Penobscot River Restoration Trust, an unprecedented collaborative effort to restore 11 species of sea-run fish in New England’s second largest river, the Penobscot. Molly has pursued a variety of research topics in fisheries; most recently, river herring habitat use patterns through otolith chemistry at the University of Southern Maine and otolith growth and microchemistry as a research assistant at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, NY. She loves the water and exploring Maine and awaits her next scientific adventure.
While marine biology (and many other types of field science) is often seen as a glamorous job where people catch sharks and play with dolphins all day; Molly describes some of the not-so-nice aspects of research in aquatic field biology. Listen to this Story Collider podcast
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Initial post: You will then compose your 250 word or more reflection on the following questions. This is due by Thursday at 11:59 in Week 4. No credit will be given for posts after.
1. What was most interesting or most confusing about Ms. Wynne and her work?
2. What did you learn from Ms. Wynne’s experience about how research is conducted in aquatic biology?
3. What did you learn from Ms. Wynne’s story about fish biology?
4. What do the podcast and the background information on Ms. Wynne tell you about the types of people that do science?
5. What new questions do you have after reviewing Ms. Wynne’s story and background information?