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Paulo de Melo Captain, Founder and co-Director

 

Paulo is an innate explorer committed to protect the ocean and marine wildlife. He is a conservationist and photographer and besides being captain and director of Sea Colors Expeditions, he is Chairman of the non-profit organization Surfrider Foundation Europe in the Azores, where he also coordinates several campaigns to protect the oceans, waves and natural heritage.

 

Paulo had the luck to be born in the Azores where he early got connected to the sea by sailing and surfing. He studied and worked in Lisbon and afterward, by traveling and living abroad for a period in his life, he realized that the Azores were the seascape where he would live in. Back to the islands he founded Sea Colors in order to study, protect and share the oceanic marine environment.

 

Working in the field in addition to being Sailing and surfing various seascapes has given him a realm of the need to raise awareness and protect our delicate oceans against an increasing number of threats.

 

His natural sensibility and patience, while searching the ocean, or approaching wildlife, together with his experience in the field, gives him the know-how to steer the expeditions in a mature, calm and responsible manner, concerning sea conditions, wildlife and all people involved. He’s always seeking to give people the best experience at the sea, making sure everyone is informed and safe.

 

 

 

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Jasmine Zereba – Marine Biology Researcher, Partner and co-Director

 

Swedish and also with English nationality, Jasmine holds an MSc in Marine Biology and have decided to do her scientific research work in the Azores, a mid-Atlantic oasis for cetaceans. She started her research on cetaceans when joining different whale watching companies in the central group of the islands and later in S. Miguel island, where she became partner and co-director in Sea Colors. To become a marine biology researcher was a choice out of passion, she found the blue world absolutely intriguing and she is far too curious to let things stop there. To be able to share this passion with other likeminded people and work towards the conservation of the beautiful marine environment simply make so much sense to her.

 

Jasmine is in charge of research and education in Sea Colors. She leads the research projects and onboard keeps the group informed about encountered wildlife and ongoing work. She is attentive, caring and a skilled free diver that guides you when joining the animals in the water for observation and data collection.

 

 
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Clara Sardà – Marine Biologist

 

After Clara’s studies in Barcelona, where she was born, she continued studying one year in Canary archipelago, at Tenerife island. Following this period she worked in the Azores, for MONICET, a platform for conservation of cetaceans in the University of the Azores, where Sea Colors is partner. Since then she has been living in the paradise of the Azores.

 

When finishing her collaboration with MONICET, Clara didn’t hesitate when she was invited to join Sea Colors, she braced the cause and she is glad and fulfilled contributing to investigate and protect the ocean and wildlife.

 

Clara’s passion for the sea started when she was a little girl and after that she moved on to water sports such as windsurfing and SUP.

 

Clara joined Sea Colors as a marine biologist working on the sea research, collecting data, doing photo identification and education. She is calm and considerate, providing joyful journeys at the sea, passing on her knowledge to people and learning every day a little more of nature.