Miguel José Teodoro Correia started his research career in 2003 when he obtains the BSc degree from the Universidade do Algarve, addressing cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) aquaculture & husbandry. From this study, he published 1 paper as first author. Later in 2006, he graduated in MSc at the Universidade de Lisboa, studying the proper feed for juvenile cuttlefish in laboratory. From this research, he published 2 papers as first author. He started his PhD in 2009 obtained the degree in 2015 with honors (Summa Cum Laude) from Universidade do Algarve. His PhD research addressed the conservation and mitigation actions of 2 seahorse species (Hippocampus guttulatus and Hippocampus hippocampus). More than 400 hours were spent in underwater research. This work resulted in 6 papers as first author. Besides the scientific dissemination, this researcher promoted innumerous media releases, both nationally and internationally, that aimed to raise awareness regarding marine conservation using seahorses as a flagship species. This researcher has been involved in Project Seahorse (http://www.projectseahorse.org) as research associate since 2010 to date. He is a member of the IUCN seahorse, pipefish and seadragon specialist group (https://iucn-seahorse.org). This researcher has published a total of 20 peer-reviewed papers, he co-supervised 10 MSc students and 4 Undergraduate students. He participated in a total of 8 Research Projects in different capacities. He is a co-founder of SHRIMPPO – a start-up company that breeds aquatic species for the ornamental market.
Investigadores sabem que há um decréscimo e identificaram algumas das causas. No entanto, continuam presa fácil para a captura ilegal.
“Cientificamente provável” is an outreach project that takes science into schools. This is the second year that the project is running with such a success that we can't accept much more applications.
Last February, CCMAR participated in the open day of the University of Algarve and received about 120 students.
The Minister of the Sea dived into the Sado estuary this week and our researchers joined in a debate to warn about the importance of seagrasses meadows.
Our researchers won the best presentation award with their paper "The enigma of Hippocampus guttulatus from Ria Formosa: genetic diversity and demographic bottleneck do not go hand in hand".
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