Hi! and welcome to my page!
I am Mel, I am from Argentina and moved to Europe as a young lady to pursue my dream career as a marine mammalogist and conservationist. My interest in all things scientific was there from as long as I can remember. But I wanted to become an accountant… until I travelled to Patagonia and attended a talk about killer whales – my plans were forever changed.
I gained my Degree in Biology in Spain and my Masters and PhD in Scotland. I was fortunate to being involved in many projects and collaborating with researchers and NGOs from around the world over the years.
Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher at Aarhus University in Denmark working with harbour porpoises from different angles: porpoise communication, impact of noise on their behaviour, and developing tools to study them in the wild.
My love for porpoises began during my PhD and the feeling they are underappreciated led me to develop this website. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!