MARINE DEBRIS SPECIALIST
Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy
Nicholas Mallos is a Conservation Biologist and Marine Debris Specialist, working on Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas team. Nick has a B.S. in Biology and Marine Science from Dickinson College and earned his Master’s Degree from the Nicholas School of Environment at Duke University.
Nick has conducted marine debris research around the world, including field work on Midway Atoll where he examined the impacts of debris on native marine fauna—particularly, albatrosses and the Hawaiian monk seal.
Nick manages a diverse range of marine debris projects for the Trash Free Seas Program including at-sea, plastics and tsunami debris research, an inter-disciplinary working group on marine debris, marine wildlife conservation, and International Coastal Cleanup data analyses. He is also an avid surfer and works hard to catch a wave wherever his travels take him.