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PARTNERS

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Aurora Paniagua Mendoza

President, Founder

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.

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Haidé Cruz Villagrán

Secretary, Partner

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.

haidecruz.12 @ gmail.com

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Claudia Ballinez Ambriz

Treasurer, Founder

Dentist by profession. Coordinator and Curator of the Osteology Lab of the Whale Museum and Marine Sciences. Management, rehabilitation and assistance of marine megafauna. Member of the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.

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Ana Paula Berea Novoa

Founder

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.

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Francisco Gomez Diaz

Founder

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.

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Ana Nader Valencia

Founder

Master of Science from the University of Miami.
Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and necropsies of marine mammals in Florida.
Member of the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.

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Diego Ruiz Sabio

Founder

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Julieta Sandoval Sierra

Partner

Marine Biologist with a Master of Science in Marine Resources Management from CICIMAR-IPN. Her interests are in pinniped trophic ecology, as well as in the rehabilitation and stranding assistance of marine megafauna. Member of the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.

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ACADEMIC AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Anidia Blanco Jarvio

Academic support

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.

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Fernando Elorriaga Verplancken

Academic support

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.

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Francisco Rebolledo

Apoyo técnico

Director del Mexico Marine Wildlife Rescue Center. Miembro de la Red de Varamientos de Baja California Sur.

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Hiram Rosales Nanduca

Academic support

Hiram is a passionate biologist in the generation of knowledge for the conservation of marine megafauna, with which he began working for just over 15 years. Member of the Baja California Sur Stranding Network.

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Roberto Robles Hernandez

Technical support

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.

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MEMBERS OF THE LA PAZ BCS STRANDING NETWORK AND VOLUNTEERS

 
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Mariana Hidalgo Reza

Network member and volunteer

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Sofia Merino Zavala

Volunteer

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Cinthya Lopez Garcia

Volunteer

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Alejandra Saavedra Moreno

Volunteer

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Rafael Chavez Arellano

Volunteer

rafaelchavez707 @ gmail.com

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Esther Jimenez Lopez

Volunteer

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Maria Jose Amador Capitanachi

Volunteer

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Job Aílton Olguín Hernández

Voluntary

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Mara Cecilia Landa Garza

Volunteer

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Taryn Elizabeth Symon

Volunteer

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