My name is Nicolas (Nico) Rivas and I am a marine scientist and photographer originally from the country of poets, Chile.

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I am currently pursuing a Masters Degree at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Dr. Diego Lirmans Benthic Ecology Lab. I am in the Marine Biology and Ecology track with a focus in coral reef ecology and coral restoration. Specifically looking into increasing the success of massive coral gardening and restoration. I hope to use my passion for the ocean to fill the gap between scientists and the public by using photography as a medium.