Carlos Olavarria - Observer

Man holding a whale-tagging rifle
Carlos Olavarria - Observer

Carlos is a marine mammal scientist with 18 years experience in the field of marine mammal biology and molecular ecology. He has extensive experience in cetacean surveys, both coastal and offshore, including considerable time working in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions, from small vessels through to large ships. He has also spent many hours sampling cetacean species (including blue whales) using distance sampling methods, photo-identification, remote biopsy sampling and assisting with satellite tagging.

Carlos's research interests are demonstrated by the publication of his work in peer reviewed scientific literature; the results both of his own research, and of collaboration with scientists working in the South Pacific. His research experience includes work on the distribution, abundance and migration patterns, as well as in evolution, biogeography, phylogenetics, and population genetics of South Pacific cetacean species.

Carlos is a Chilean citizen currently living in New Zealand.

This page was last modified on July 1, 2014.