Pelayo Salinas de León

Coordinador de Investigaciones Marinas

Pelayo ha liderado los proyectos de investigación en pesquerías y tiburones de la ECCD desde agosto del 2012.

Antes de trabajar en Galápagos, completó su PhD en biología marina en la Universidad de Wellington en Nueva Zelanda y desarrolló varios proyectos de investigación en Indonesia y Cuba.

Trabajar en Galápagos ha sido su sueño desde niño y mencionó que para él es una suerte poder coordinar líneas de investigación que sean de utilidad para el manejo sostenible de los recursos de importancia socio-económica de la Reserva Marina de Galápagos.

Articles

From the Galapagos to Panama (and back): Satellite tracking reveals round trip migration by pregnant scalloped hammerhead shark to coastal birthing grounds

Cassiopeia, the pregnant scalloped hammerhead shark tagged last February with a satellite transmitter at the Galapagos Marine Reserve, has reached the coasts of the Gulf of Panama, a known nursery...

Migration of pregnant hammerhead shark between Galapagos and Isla del Coco documented from space in real-time

For the first time, scientists have documented in near real-time details of the migration of a critically endangered pregnant scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) from the Galapagos Islands...

Galapagos: A natural laboratory to understand and co-evolve with climate change

--- Press Release --- A recent publication in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change, a global reference for climate change studies, suggested that the enchanted islands can be a natural...

Tagged pregnant hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos could reveal migration to nursery grounds along South and Central America

Scientists from the Charles Darwin Foundation, working with the sharks ecology project, in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD), the University of the Azores (Portugal)...

Baby Sharks and Ice Cream Make for a Fun Evening in the Galapagos

Elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and chimaeras) are among the most threatened group of species on the planet1. Since the end of World War II, we humans got too good at fishing and have managed to remove...

Northern Galápagos Islands Home to World’s Largest Shark Biomass

Ecuador Designated Area a Marine Sanctuary Last March: Ensures Protection of Hammerheads, Reef Sharks and Other Top Predators. In a study published today in the journal PeerJ, scientists from the...

Darwin and Wolf Marine Sanctuary is Home to the Greatest Shark Biomass in the World

A scientific study by marine researchers from the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) revealed that Wolf and Darwin Islands, located in the northwest of the Galapagos Archipelago, are considered a...

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