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Team and institutions

Lopez Fernandez
PhD in Biology

Doctor in Biology from the University of Santiago and specialist in cetaceans in Galicia. Adjunct researcher at the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro-CESAM. CEMMA member.

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Álvaro G. De los Ríos and Los Huertos
Graduate in veterinary

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Córdoba. PhD candidate from the University of Murcia, Department of Anatomy and Embryology. Technician from the Autonomous City of Ceuta.

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Cristina Martin Bernal
Licensed in biology

Graduated in Biology from the University of Barcelona and Master in Oceanography and Management of the Marine Environment. He is part of the team of the Estrecho Natura entity for responsible whale watching in the Bay of Algeciras and the Strait of Gibraltar.

Jose Antonio Martinez Cedeira
Bachelor of Biology

Graduated in Biology from the University of Vigo and Professional Diver. Specialist in marine, oceanic and aerial monitoring of cetaceans, and in cetacean-fishing interaction studies.

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Garcia Gomez
Professor of Marine Biology

Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Seville, Director of the Marine Biology Laboratory (Department of Zoology-Faculty of Biology, USA); Director of the R + D + i research area of the Seville Aquarium and the Estrecho Marine Biology Station (Ceuta).

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Bachelor of Environmental Sciences

Graduate in Environmental Sciences and oceanologist, head of research in a whale watching company for 14 years in the Strait of Gibraltar and researcher at the Garum Tarifa Association.

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Francisco Martinho
Bachelor of Environmental Biology

Graduate in Environmental Biology and Master in Biology and Conservation from the University of Lisbon. Researcher and founder of ECCO Ocean. He is in charge of several databases, surveys, sightings, and a catalog of identification photographs of various species.

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Liliana Olaya Ponzone
Bachelor of Biological Sciences

Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Seville. Research staff at the Marine Biology Laboratory of the University of Seville since 2003. Collaborate in research and management of the I + D + i Biological Research Area of the Seville Aquarium.

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Marina Sequeira
IWC representative

Technician from the Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas de Portugal. He participated in multiple publications and scientific papers on marine mammals in Portugal. Representative in the scientific committee IWC.

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Marisa Ferreira
Degree in Applied Biology

Bachelor's Degree in Applied Biology and Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Minho. Member of the Portuguese Sociedade de Vida Selvagem, coordinator of the Regional Network (north) of Arrojamentos and of the Centro de Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos.

Paco Gil
Photographer  and audiovisual

Photographer and audiovisuals of Cetaceans, fish  and seabed. Founder and member of the environmental research and education department  e images on Cetaceans of TURMARES SL. Director and member for 7 years of CICAM (Cetacean Interpretation Center and classroom of the sea). President of ASACETA (Association of Whale Watching Operators of the Strait, Tarifa and Andalusia).

Paula Mendez Fernandez
Licensed in biology

Graduated in Marine Biology from the University of Santiago de Compostela and PhD in Marine Ecology from La Rochelle Université (France) and the Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal). Research engineer at the Observatoire Pelagis (La Rochelle Université-CNRS). Since 2016 he is a member of the CEMMA board.

Rocio Espada Ruiz

Biologist. 16 years as director of the scientific department of whale watching companies in the Bay of Algeciras and the Strait of Gibraltar. Research Technician of the Marine Biology Laboratory of the University of Seville. Co-founder of the environmental consultancy-MMIRC.

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Ruth Esteban
PhD in Marine Sciences

PhD in Marine Sciences from the University of Cádiz, whose thesis focused on the orca subpopulation of the Iberian Peninsula.

Researcher at the Museu da Baleia da Madeira.


Collaborating Institutions

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