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Our team of four researchers, from different disciplines, work in partnership with various organizations whose primary interests are climate change and ecosystems conservation.

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Carlos Domínguez
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences

Marina Banuet
Ph.D. (c) in Epidemiology

Luis Soto
Master in Biological Sciences

Santiago Domínguez
Ph.D. (s) in Science

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Exploring the Blue Whales' Microbiome as a Health Indicator

Photo identification and aerial photos with a drone of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Bahia de Loreto National Park, Mexico, during the boreal winters of 2016, 2017, and 2018. Work carried out in partnership with the Cetacean and Quelonean Laboratory at the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Baja California Sur, México

Understanding the California Sea Lions' Immune System

Expeditions to thirteen colonies of the California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) in the Gulf of California during the breeding season (2016 and 2020). Work conducted in conjunction with the Immune Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico.

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Residency and Movement Patterns of Giant Manta Ray

Monitoring of the giant oceanic manta ray (Mobula birostris) in the Mexican Pacific, primarily in Socorro islands (2015 and 2017), Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit (2014-2022). Work carried out in partnership with the Proyecto Manta - Mexican Pacific, and Gulf of California Marine Program.

Health in Times of Change: Pinnipeds Facing Global Warming

Monitoring and evaluation of the health status of California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) and Elephant Seals (Mirounga angustirostris) in San Benito Archipelago, Mexico, 2016-2019. Work performed with the Immune Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico.


Fishers, Nutrition, Health and Climate Change -- Mexico 2023 

Exploring the climate-related impact on the health and well-being of Mexican fishing communities. We will collaborate with the Climate Change and Global Health Research Group, University of Alberta, Canada, and CoBi, Mexico.

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