Boat Radio – Abby Barrows, Adventure Scientist

Dec 29, 2017, 09:42 AM

Abby Barrows is a marine research scientist based in Maine on the east coast of the United States. It’s more accurate to say, she’s based on an island off the coast of the United States, just shy of the Canadian border. Abby runs the microplastics lab for an organisation you may have heard of called Adventure Scientists. In this podcast, she talks to Boat Radio’s Mike McDowall about her work and about life on a small island. To find out more about Abby and Adventure Scientists, check out their website at To learn more about Boat Radio and to find out how an advert for your firm could be heard more than 300,000 times per month by boat owners and enthusiasts worldwide (but mostly in the United States), visit This interview was first broadcast in July 2016.