MARINE ECOLOGY & FISHERIES

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Marine Biology & Coastal Ecology, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, 2018-2022

ResM in Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, 2022-2023

Pete Malorey gained his BSc in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology from the University of Plymouth (UK) with two awards from the Marine Biological Association and the Royal Society of Biology. Subsequently, he followed this up with a ResM in Marine Sciences from the same institution where he spent five months in The Bahamas collecting data at the Cape Eleuthera Institute on schoolmaster snapper. His intent is to start a PhD in February 2025 on sustainable fisheries management and population connectivity based out of the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

Pete’s previous research has been focused on marine capture fisheries, MPA designation, fish physiology (including metabolic potential & swimming performance), and behavioural syndromes. Moreover, through a placement year on his undergraduate degree and two subsequent internships, he has worked at MER for a total of 12 months over the last four years. During these previous periods at MER, he played an active role in fieldwork operations and has assisted in more than 15 projects to date, all leading up to being the field operations manager and lead surgeon for The Guitarfish Project in the summer of 2022. As an early career researcher, he currently has two publications under review, with a third in preparation.

In addition to his past research, Pete is also a boat captain (RYA Advanced Powerboat Day/Night), a professional SCUBA diver (PADI Divemaster), a drone pilot (EASA), an accomplished first aider (first aid at work, AED, anaphylaxis, and remote emergency care trained), a skilled freediver, and is trained in outboard boat engine servicing.

Contact at pmalorey@merresearch.com