Octavio is the Director of the Gulf of California Marine Program.
He is an Assistant Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
(SIO) and a professional photographer associate with the International
League of Conservation Photographers.
Dr. Aburto obtained his
PhD at the Center of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at SIO and was
honored with the Jean Fort Award by the University of California, San
Diego for his significant contribution to an issue of public concern
through his doctoral research. As a Kathryn Fuller and Hellman Fellow,
his research and photographs have focused on marine protected areas and
commercially exploited marine species in Mexico, Belize, Costa
Rica, Ecuador and the U.S. His photographs have been part of several
conservation projects worldwide and have won international photography
contests including a gold place in the Our World Underwater 2016. Thanks Nubbsgalore