Margarida Alho


Why is shark protection or marine conservation important to you?

Sharks play an enormously important role in the marine ecosystem, like predators on land. Without them, the system collapses sooner or later. Apart from that, they are simply fascinating and extremely versatile creatures. Since I volunteered for 1 month in a research project, I know that I have to actively do something for their protection.


Do you have any special skills, experiences or adventures?

  • Diving in such a way that I can 'immerse' myself in the scene and disturb as little as possible.
  • Worked on a whale shark research project on Dhigurah for 1 month.
  • I have been working in an animal conservation project for a month every 1 to 2 years for more than 20 years.


And which is your favourite shark?

Rhincodon typus (lat.)

Whale shark (engl.)

Tudo val a pena, quando a alma não é pequena.

Fernando Pessoa, portuguese poet