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Ada Natoli

Researcher in Dubai United Arab Emirates

Ada is a specialist in population genetics with a passionate interest in conservation of species. Her main interests are investigating the evolutionary mechanisms generating population structure, and supporting conservation and management programs. Ada holds a degree in Biology and a PhD from the University of Durham, UK, on the molecular ecology of bottlenose and common dolphins, comparing these species and their population structure on a worldwide scale, in the Mediterranean Sea and South Africa. She spent a number of year conducting field research on several projects monitoring the cetacean population in the Mediterranean Sea and Canary Islands for Tethys Research Institute and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is a member of the IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group and she has participated to the International Whaling Commission as member of the Italian delegation and invited participant. She is involved in the conservation of cetaceans in the ACCOBAMS area.

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U.A.E. Dolphin Project


Nobody should witness the extinction of species  in our times, believes Ada Natoli. She shares her passion for dolphins which sit ot the top of marine food chain and the story behind the U.A.E. Dolphin Project.

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Sharjah @ 1971 Design Space
Jun 13, 2015