Director of Research
Mercedes is a Marine Biologist, MSc Marine Mammal Science, with over twenty years of experience on cetacean research and conservation. Her main interests are dolphin behavior, bioacoustics, cymatics and interspecies communication. Since she was a little girl she wanted to understand dolphins, their language and their connection to humans. She has dedicated her life to pursuit this interest, as well as, to protect cetaceans and their habitat. Mercedes is also a responsible whale watching nerd, knowing a lot about the regulations, laws and guidelines. She has worked in the UK, Spain and Vancouver Island, Canada, for NGOs or Government to monitor, educate and enforce good practices around the whales. She is an innate naturalist, and her passion, love, respect and knowledge easily flows to her audiences.
John is a Marine Biologist and a surfer with a deep connection to the ocean. He is specialized on sharks, but cetaceans hold a special place in his heart too. John has worked in several expeditions to the Artic, and has dived in many waters of the world. Passion for travels with a lot to share about watching wild animals. He is originally from the Canary Islands, where he has gathered experience on cetacean research and conservation. John is the perfect research assistant, handy and problem solver. He is a very skilled captain with a lot of local knowledge.
Dr Juliana Castrillon
Juliana is a Biologist, MSc, PhD, specialized on cetacean toxicity, bubbler, and conservation. Juliana is truly a whale lover, she also works for Griffin University, AU, where she has dedicated many years of her life to study the humpback whales. Although her research experience also involves many other cetacean species of the UK, Spain and Colombia. Juliana is our behind the scenes scientist. She analyzes all the data for conservation purposes, such as photo ID, and population estimates. She has a nomad gypsy soul, leaving everything behind to go where the whales lead her.Juliana lives in Australia, but when she visits she joins the tours, which is a real treat for us!