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About me

I am a marine biologist with a passion for education. I'm especially interested in studying the ecology and behavior of marine mammals. Most recently, I have been working on the habitat of Galapagos sperm whales and humpback whales off the coast of Ecuador.



Eguiguren A, Pirotta E, Cantor M, Rendell L, Whitehead H. (2019) Habitat preferences of culturally distinct Galápagos sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) clans. Marine Ecology Progress Series 609: 257 - 270.

Cantor M, Eguiguren A, Merlen G, Whitehead H. (2017) Galápagos sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus): waxing and waning over three decades. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95: 645 - 652.


May 2015 - December 2017

Thesis: Habitat of Galápagos sperm whales: A cultural perspective and implications for conservation.

B.Sc. Applied Ecology, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

September 2009 - December 2014

Thesis title: Trophic breadth of aquatic insects along an Andean-Amazon stream gradient


Quito, Ecuador

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