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Javier Antonio Quiñones Davila
Javier Antonio Quiñones Davila

His main research and doctoral thesis focused on the occurrence of jellyfish and its relation to the environmental variability at interannual scales in Peru. Since 2007, he has conducted research on sea turtles, especially Green and Leatherback, and their population dynamics and foraging ecology. His research focus changed to seabirds in 2018, especially albatrosses and petrels, their spatial distribution, foraging ecology, habitat, etc., in Peru. He actively participated in several research cruises on pelagic seabirds along the entire Peruvian coast, and he also participated in eleven campaigns to Antarctica (Peru, Argentina and the United States) from 1997 to the present. He has more than 25 indexed scientific journals.

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The Eastern Pacific Leatherback Turtle Conservation Network started in 2012 when over thirty researchers, NGOs, and regional experts came together to develop an action plan to stabilize and restore the leatherback turtle population in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.