Iona’s oceanic adventures :: part ISeptember 9, 2023
Research Fund 23/07 :: David MateusSeptember 15, 2023
Congratulations Olga Azevedo, who just sent us this lovely photo from Australia, while working on her Ph.D. “Multidisciplinary approach to reveal marine megafauna links at Shark Bay” at the Australian National University. Olga mentioned she had just seen some dugongs when this picture was taken, which is not something everyone can say!
But this grant has a special flavor to us because Olga (right side on the photo) is working with Ana Sequeira (left side and below), who was one of the very first Research Fund recipients, back in 2008!
In the picture below, we’re giving Ana Sequeira 2.000 euros so she could travel to Australia for the very first time. It’s been wonderful to witness Ana Sequeira’s academic success in the last 15 years, becoming a world expert in whale sharks while working down under, her lifelong dream. And how gratifying it is to see Ana welcoming a new generation of students and we feel privileged that we get to support them all and witness this beautiful growth.
Anyway, we wish Olga all the success in the world and that’s why we sent her 400 euros. And please say hi to Ana for us! 🙂