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Veronica Iriarte


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Scientific Officer (Seabirds & Marine Mammals)

Miscellaneous Information

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Research interests

Interactions of megafauna with fisheries, marine sustainable development, cetacean ecology and acoustics.


I am from Punta del Este (Uruguay) and since I was very young I have been fascinated by the ocean. I obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences at the Facultad de Ciencias in Montevideo (UDELAR) and then I gained a Masters in Marine Sciences from the Mexican Autonomous National University (UNAM). My research background is mostly related to marine mammals, having earned a Global Fellowship in Marine Conservation from Duke University Marine Lab. After working four years in the Brazilian rainforest I was blessed with a Scientific Fisheries Observer position and since then a postion as a Fishery Protection Officer in the Falkland Islands. I totally enjoy working at sea and have also fallen in love with the almost pristine nature of the islands.


Iriarte, V. & Marmontel, M. (2013). Insights on the use of dolphins (boto Inia geoffrensis and tucuxi, Sotalia fluviatilis) for bait in the piracatinga (Calophysus macropterus) fishery in the Western Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 13(2): 163-173.

Iriarte, V. & Marmontel, M. (2013). River dolphin (Inia geoffrensis, Sotalia fluviatilis) mortality events attributed to artisanal fisheries in the Western Brazilian Amazon. Aquatic Mammals, 39(2): 116-124.

Iriarte, V. & Marmontel, M. (2011). Report of an encounter with a human intentionally entangled Amazon River dolphin calf (Inia geoffrensis) and posterior release in Tefé River, Amazonas State, Brazil. Uakari, (7):29-33.

Iriarte, V. (2009). Analysis of killer whale (Orcinus orca) vocalizations from the south portion of Gulf of California. MSc. Dissertation. Marine Sciences and Limnology Graduate School, National Mexican Autonomous University (UNAM) [in Spanish].

Iriarte, V. (2006). Killer whale (Orcinus orca) occurrence at Isla de Lobos, Uruguay. The Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals. 5(1):73-76.