Director of the Fundación Oceanogràfic’s Department of Research. Doctor in Animal Physiology at Carleton University (Ottawa) and has graduated in Marine Science at the Hawaii Pacific University. He conducted his research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution until 2011. Since then he has combined his work as a researcher with the role of Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He is one of the top specialists in the diving physiology in marine mammals, and is the author of more than 60 scientific articles.
Daniel García Párraga
Technical Director and Coordinator of the Fundación Oceanogràfic’s Scientific Committee. Graduated in Veterinary Sciences at the Madrid Complutense University. He has a European Diploma from the School of Medicine of Zoo Animals and a European Diploma from the School of Aquatic Animals Health. He is also a member of different international associations of zoos and wild fauna medicine, and an Associate Professor at different universities. He is a member of the Inspection Committee of the Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquariums and of the European Association of Marine Mammals. He coordinates work in the Veterinary Science and Laboratory Area at the Oceanogràfic, and is the Coordinator of the Fundación Oceanogràfic’s Scientific Committee. He has published more than 30 scientific articles.
Consuelo Rubio Guerri
Doctor in Veterinary Sciences at the Madrid Complutense University, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Virology (2011) and then did her doctoral thesis in Virology of Marine Mammals. Her work at the Fundación Oceanogràfic focuses on diagnosing diseases in aquarium animals and in beached cetaceans that are ill or dead when they reach the Valencian coastline. She also participates in the marine fauna immunology research line, and in the animal welfare studies conducted in the centre.
José Luis Crespo
Graduated in Veterinary Science at the Cardenal Herrera CEU University, he is currently doing his PhD studies about the pathologies of marine turtles at the same university. His veterinary work involves being the head of the Oceanogràfic’s Conservation Area, which he combines with his teaching work as an Assistant Professor at the Catholic Valencia University. He has been on several stays in international marine fauna recovery centres. He has published more than 15 research articles.
Alejo Muruaga Ilazarri
Graduated in Biological Sciences, he is a diver and a skipper, and a professional freelance in marine environmental studies, and renders management and conservation services for coastlines and the marine world. Nowadays, he works as an external consultant for the Fundación Oceanogràfic in the Valencian Community in the Project “Approach to the Knowledge, Interpretation and Conservation of the Biodiversity of Sea floors in the Town of Jávea”. He also renders support services in the benthic bionomy, marine ecology and oceanography.
Vicente Marco Cabedo
He graduated in Veterinary Sciences at the Cardenal Herrera CEU University. In recent years, he has combined his work as a veterinarian in zoos and wild fauna recovery centres with his undertaking of bird migration studies and his expert bird ringing. He has also collaborated as a volunteer in follow-up campaigns with nesting turtles in Colombia.