MARTA D. PALACIOS - Mobula Conservation
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She is a Ph.D. Candidate at CICIMAR, Baja California Sur studying the conservation and management of Mobulas taken incidentally in artisanal fisheries in Mexico. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Madrid and La Laguna University in the Canary Islands (Spain). During her master’s research, she described the first nursery area for a Devil Ray species, located in the Baja Peninsula in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, University of California (Santa Cruz), and Pelagios Kakunja. She had broad field training researching and collaborating with international organizations: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (Brasil), Department of Conservation (New Zealand), Crystal Divers (Indonesia) and the Charles Darwin Foundation, Manta Trust, and Galapagos National Park (Ecuador).