Team and institutions
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.