The Team

Photo: R. Soley

Tagging, Tracking and Follow up Teams

Scientists, collaborators and communicators.

NOAA / MarEcoTel / Instituto Aqualie

Alexandre ZERBINI

alex.zerbini@noaa.gov
Team Leader – Researcher – Tagger

Federico SUCUNZA

fsucunza@gmail.com
Tagger

CESIMAR-CENPAT

Enrique CRESPO

crespocnp@gmail.com
Researcher

Mariano COSCARELLA

mcoscarella@gmail.com
Researcher

Santiago FERNÁNDEZ

sfernandez882@gmail.com
Follow Up – Behavior – Mapping

Bárbara A. CHALCOBSKY
Nicolás SUEYRO

Behavior

Facundo IRIGOYEN
Néstor ORTIZ

Follow Up – Boat captains

CIMAS / EsCiMar (UN Comahue)

Raúl GONZÁLEZ

racg05@gmail.com
Researcher

Magdalena ARIAS

maliarias@hotmail.com
Researcher

Jorge LÓPEZ

Logistics – Kamal captain

ICB

Mariano SIRONI

mariano.sironi@icb.org.ar
Researcher – Biopsies – Photo identification

Juan Marcos RICCIARDI

Follow Up – Photography – Orca captain

Nicolás LEWIN
Raquel SOLEY
Paula FAIFERMAN
Camila MUÑOZ MOREDA

Photo identification – Drones

Roxana SCHTEINBARG

roxana.schteinbarg@icb.org.ar
Communication

UC-Davis y PMSBFA

Marcela UHART

muhart@ucdavis.edu
Researcher – Veterinarian – Follow Up

Matías DI MARTINO

Follow up – Veterinary Assistance – Drones

WCS

Martín MENDEZ

Researcher – Coordination

Mariano GONZÁLEZ ROGLICH

mgonzalez@wcs.org
Coordinación

Howard ROSENBAUM

Researcher

Guillermo HARRIS

gharris@wcs.org
Logistics – Communication

Victoria ZAVATTIERI
Florencia LEMOINE

flemoine@wcs.org
Communication – Website

Other collaborators

Federico ARRIBERRE

Boat (Idable) Captain

Judy UHART

Translator

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • CESIMAR-CENPAT: Centro para el Estudio de Sistemas Marinos, Centro Nacional Patagónico, CONICET
  • CIMAS: Centro de Investigación Aplicada y Transferencia Tecnológica en Recursos Marinos “A. Storni”, CONICET
  • EsCiMar (UN Comahue): Escuela Superior de Ciencias Marinas, Universidad Nacional del Comahue
  • ICB: Instituto de Conservación de Ballenas
  • PMSBFA: Programa de Monitoreo Sanitario Ballena Franca Austral
  • NOAA: Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica, USA
  • MarEcoTel: Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research
  • Instituto Aqualie: Instituto de Investigación y Conservación de la Biodiversidad, Brasil
  • UC-Davis: Universidad de California, Davis
  • WCS: Wildlife Conservation Society

In Memory of William Conway

(1929-2021)

The “Satellite Tracking Whales” team wishes to honor the memory and thank a global leader in conservation, highlighting his pioneering efforts for the protection of the Southern Right Whales of Peninsula Valdés. As Director of the New York Zoological Society (NYZS; today Wildlife Conservation Society WCS), in 1970 he initiated the Southern Right Whale project under the leadership of Roger Payne. Dr Conway’s outstanding work on behalf of NYZS, negotiating with the Argentine national government and with Antonio Torrejón, then Secretary of Tourism of Chubut, led to the creation of the Golfo San José Marine Park, thus protecting a key site for the whales of Valdés.