Rodrigo Menezes is an Oceanographer with a Master’s Degree in Biology and a deep love for the marine environment, especially marine mammals and seabirds. He worked on marine conservation projects for more than 16 years in Brazil, monitoring the population of Southern Sea Lions and Fur Seals in two Wildlife Refuges and along the shoreline. He also has more than 6,000 hours onboard experience in the industrial fishery fleet monitoring the accidental capture of seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals. Now he is studying the amazing marine life of the Salish Sea. When he is not on the water looking for whales, he likes to go hiking, paddling, and birdwatching.