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Rigoberto Moreno Mendoza

Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan / Biodiversidad Marina de Yucatan-UNAM-Sisal

morenomendoza3@gmail.com

I was born and grew up in Mérida, Yucatán, México. During my childhood I used to spend periods of time (mostly during holiday seasons) in areas surrounded by the ocean. My father lives in a port named Progreso (Gulf of México), located in the north of the Yucatán Peninsula, about 35km from Mérida. That's the reason I had constant contact with fish. My father and I would visit local fishermen to buy fresh fish and it was then when I had first contact with local species. I could appreciate the different shape and color of the various specimen from that area. During the process of my bachelor thesis, I worked with cryptic species from the most important reef structure in the Gulf of México: Parque Nacional Arrecife Alacranes (Alacranes Reef National Park). My focus research includes: Ecology of coral and kelp forest fish. Among the activities I enjoy which are related to my professional field, there's scuba diving, photosub and scientific photography.