Welcome! I’m Salome, a marine ecologist at the Charles Darwin Foundation and am currently doing my doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. I fascinated productive and biologically diverse and important ecosystems such as coral reefs and kelp forest, particularly those in deeper waters as we are only recently aware of their existence. My current work focuses on describing and studying the distribution of benthic communities, from mesophotic kelp forest to deep sea coral and sponge gardens associated with seamount ecosystems (underwater mountains) in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
I identify as Afro-Caribbean Latina from planet ocean, and strive to: a) stalk and study the lives of unexplored ocean creatures, b) generate interest, love and respect for the blue planet, c) produce useful information to support is protection and sustainable use, and d) connect with woke humans from all walks of life who seek and drive forward positive change for coastal communities and the ocean