The renowned marine biologist, director of Pelagios Kajunjá AC, in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Dr. Mauricio Hoyos offered, free of charge thanks to the Institute of Culture of Los Cabos and to the coordination of Comunicabos, SC, a Magisterial Conference " The White Shark in Mexico " that maintained, at all times, a high level of scientific content.
In an entertaining and sometimes with an excellent sense of humor to narrate anecdotes and experiences from his more than 15 years of research with White Sharks, the speaker captivated the attentive and interested audience that virtually filled the Cultural Pavilion of the Republic in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.
Taught in a simple yet reflective language at all times, the conference was supported by the projection of impressive images and videos as well as graphics and precise explanations about this fascinating shark.
Students, teachers, parents and dozens of children enjoyed and followed Dr. Hoyos's conference with great interest for more than an hour. At the end, during the question and answer session, the lecturer responded to each and every one -including several children, the questions they asked him were all of great interest to the public in general.
The shark expert, internationally awarded by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and founding partner of the Mexican Society of Cartilaginous Fishes, has worked with more than ten species of sharks throughout his career. Dr. Mauricio Hoyos, began his professional career in shark reproduction, becoming an expert in the subject.
In recent years he has been dedicated to studying the behavior of several species in the Pacific, Mexican Caribbean, Costa Rica and Venezuela.
"Since 2003, we have been carrying out a project on Isla Guadalupe which is the best place in the world to see the White Shark and we will show everything we have found about this species, which in fact was considered rare in Mexican waters and that we now know that much of its life is carried out in Mexican waters and we want to decipher the reason why, "explained the biologist.
The biologist commented that this shark, is hard to find on the Southern Californian coasts, however it has happened. Mauricio has participated as a scientific advisor in 13 national and international documentaries for channels such as: Channel 11, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and IMAX. He is a founding member of the Mexican Cartilaginous Fish Society and is a scientific advisor for Attached Fins and Saving Our Sharks. He is also co-founder and director of Pelagios Kakunjá, A.C.
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