Alexander R. Gaos

Picture of Alexander GaosCountry: USA

Occupation & employer: Co-Founder, Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative (ICAPO); PhD Student, Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology, San Diego State University and University of California at Davis.

Specialty: Conservation, spatial ecology, genetics, hawksbill turtles

Geographic area of expertise: Eastern Pacific Ocean

Best part about my job: Cool science, saving turtles, amazing researchers, friendly coastal community members and the autonomous nature of my work.

The most unusual or exciting thing that’s happened to me while working in the field: Catching my first hawksbill in the eastern Pacific and learning they were still present in substantial numbers.

Turtle researcher / conservationist I most admire: Joaquinn Gaos-Yañez

When I’m not working on turtles, I like to: Huh, not working? 🙂 … family time, basketball, bike, surf, watch a movie.

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