Specialties: Fisheries, Marine Technology, Tracking Animal Movements
Sal is a research scientist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Project White Shark. He oversees basic research on migratory patterns, feeding ecology, and habitat use of adult great white sharks at the Farallon Islands, Point Reyes, and Ano Nuevo Island. Sal’s collaborative work with Stanford University researchers on adult great white sharks at the Farallon Islands was the focus of Great White Highway, the lead program on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2012.
He completed his doctoral degree in ecology at the University of California, Davis and conducted field studies as a Fulbright scholar in Mexico's Gulf of California, studying the movements of tunas and scalloped hammerhead sharks around seamounts. He earned undergraduate degrees in environmental studies from Sonoma State University and in art from John Abbott College in Montreal.