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Salomé Jaramillo Gil’s research journey began during her undergraduate studies in Colombia, where she studied the habitat preferences of the yellow stingray in the Caribbean. Then, she moved to Mexico, where she pursued a master’s degree in marine ecology, affording her the opportunity to study whale sharks’ movements in the Gulf of California. Now, as a Fulbright scholar, she is embarking on her PhD in biology at UNC-Chapel Hill under the mentorship of biology professor John Bruno. Her doctoral research is taking her to the Galápagos Islands, where she is focusing on the behavior and ecology — the relationship between an organism and its environment — of hammerhead sharks and eagle rays.

We asked Salomé about her research and experience in the archipelago. READ MORE

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