Aurora Paniagua Mendoza
Doctor in Marine Sciences from CICIMAR-IPN. Interested in cetacean acoustics, stranding, management, rehabilitation and conservation of marine mammals. Member of the Mexican Society of Marine Mastozoology AC and the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.
Haidé Cruz Villagrán
Degree in Marine Biology and Master's Degree in Marine and Coastal Sciences at UABCS. Her professional interests are oriented towards research in genetic population and cetacean behavior. As part of the Network, she has provided support in strandings, assisting in necropsies, rotating guards of individuals in recovery, collecting samples and extracting DNA from tissues for later analysis. Member of the the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.
Ana Paula Berea Novoa
Psychologist / Specialist in behavior, training and management of marine mammals, strandings, rehabilitation and conservation. She worked for 10 years with marine mammals in captivity at Six flags México. Member of the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.
Francisco Gómez Díaz
Executive Director of the Whale Museum and Marine Sciences, sculptor and scientific illustrator. Specialist in marine megafauna activities such as attention to live and dead strandings, anatomical dissection, curing and assembly of skeletons. Member of the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.
ACADEMIC AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Anidia Blanco Jarvio
She has a doctorate in Biological Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Head of the Bioengineering and Environmental Sciences Research Program (BICA) of the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS). She is one of our academic advisors on molecular biology, bioinformatics, and genetics. Member of the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.
Fernando Elorriaga Verplancken
Doctor in Marine Sciences and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Marine Sciences of the National Polytechnic Institute (CICIMAR-IPN). He offers academic support to MMARES, in terms of ecological knowledge and management of pinnipeds (sea lions and seals). Member of the Baja California Sur Stranding Network and President of the Mexican Society of Marine Mastozoology AC.
Roberto Robles Hernández
PROFEPA´s Inspector. Attention to contingencies of stranding and disentangled of marine mammals and sea turtles. He has knowledge about diving autonomous techniques in underwater rescue, assessment of damage to the marine ecosystem due to meteorological phenomena or anthropogenic causes, identification of species of marine flora and fauna and scientific diving techniques. Member of the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.