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Meet the 2018 Ocean Talks Speakers

Meet the 2018 Ocean Talks Speakers

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Gizele Garcia

Professor / Researcher, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Gizele Garcia is a professor and researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Gizele has been working to develop research in the field of reef systems in Brazil, mainly in Abrolhos and the Great Amazon Reef.

In 2017 and 2018, Gizele's team spent 20 days aboard Greenpeace’s Esperanza ship when they discovered the thriving 700-mile-long warm water reef in the mouth of the Amazon. The mysterious reef is about to be a focus of oil exploration; an area that provides habitat for many rare species, including some not already known to science.

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