Areeba is a marine biologist, with a specialization in cetacean studies. She is originally from Pakistan and has completed her bachelor’s in science from Dalhousie University, Canada, and her master’s in International Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) from Ghent University in Europe.
Her master thesis, 'Analyzing whistle structures of Bottlenose Dolphins in the Tyrrhenian Sea, in relation to various geographical and socio-behavioral aspects', is based on data collected by Oceanomare Delphis. Her research looked deeper into the acoustics, communications, and behaviors of dolphins to understand the group dynamics and social structures of the bottlenose dolphin population of Ischia Island. The results are useful in developing and updating conservation strategies for the species in the MPA of Regno di Nettuno.
She has experience working for marine conservation in Canada, Pakistan, and now in Europe as well. Areeba's passion for studying marine megafauna brought her to Oceanomare Delphis two years ago. She embarked on Jean Gab last summer as a research assistant and is joining us again this year as a Researcher. Areeba is currently leading our Sperm Whale Acoustics Research Project and is also working with us as a communication associate.
We are very excited to have her onboard!