Favourite papers?


Favourite species?
Reef manta Mobula alfredi

Melissa Ciampaglia

Student Intern
Current BSc student
James Cook University

Melissa is originally from Toronto, Canada. Growing up she always had a keen interest in whales, marine life, and most recently conservation. After having a successful career, managing a dynamic office team at an environmental land conservation company, she decided it was time to align her values with her passion and pursue a career in marine science. She is a second year student completing a Bachelor of Science with a major in marine biology.

Melissa is currently working on creating shark and ray fact sheets and will be starting a project for Shark Search Indo-Pacific later this year; creating a shark and ray checklist for Samoa.