Mike Brennan is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography and Expedition Leader for Nautilus. Mike's research focuses on documenting the extent and intensity of bottom trawl fishing damage to ancient shipwreck sites in the Black and Aegean Seas. Mike has been working on expeditions since 2006 and with Nautilus since 2009. His other research interests include excavations at Maya sites in northern Belize and employing geochemistry to source limestone from monuments to quarries.
Mike Brennan graduated from Bowdoin College in 2004 with a degree in archaeology and geology, completed his MA in archaeology from the University of Rhode Island in 2008, and his PhD in geological oceanography at URI's Graduate School of Oceanography in 2012.