I study the ocean and have travelled to many parts of the globe for work and research. I have been in Antarctica a few times studying some effects of climate change on marine communities.
I am conscious about my health, practice yoga, swim, surf and snowboard. I also care about my food and eat mostly organics, non-GMO, etc. But I am not fierce about other people's eating habits. You are what you are/eat!
When I am not at work (which can be at a research ship, a submarine or a marine lab) nor outdoors surfing or hiking I like to read, specially about science, sustainability and fiction. I like camping and have spent a lot of time exploring incredible places in Hawaii (where I lived for 6 years).
I also like to cook and often get together with friends to cook Brazilian dishes. I like to be around laidback people but who still have wishes and dreams...I feel very accomplished in my career although I keep pursuing new projects and dreams.
Moved to Victoria from Sao Paulo, Brazil, about a year and a half ago. Ran away from the 12-million people mess, 19 in the big metropolis. More than 2/3 of the whole Canada's population.
I speak three languages fluently but still would like to learn French and Italian.
Hoping to find a simple, interesting girl out there. If you appreciate the power and respect the ocean and nature even better.
Besides work, I always like to learn new things and get inspired by people who does the same. I am learning to play guitar and the ukelele and already play other musical instruments, drums and berimbau (used for capoeira, a Brazilian dance/martial art).
Since my work involves taking pictures and filming the deep seafloor I started to study photography a bit more seriously and bought myself a nice equipment that I have been trying out in my most recent trips to France, Germany, California, Norway, Spain, Brazil, England, Scotland.
Following my dreams
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush, The Police, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Bowie, The Cure, Dire Straits, Depech Mode, Santana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Blind Melon, The Black Crowes, Live, Living Colour, Hed Rot Chili Pepers, Smashing Pumpkins, The Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Dave Mathews Band, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Toots and the Maytals, Man at Work, UB40, Tryo, The Black Seeds, Fat Freddy's Drop, Hapcat, The Cat Empire, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Evanescence, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaugham, Jeff Healey Band, Jonny Lang, Arrested Development, US3, De La Soul, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Norah Jones, Ani difranco, Amy Whinehouse, Bon Iver, Coldplay, Placebo, Garbage, Sigur Ros, Rökkurró, Kings of Convenience, Bjork, Cafe del Mar, Moby, Beach House, The Cranberries, Freesound, White Stripes, Frightened Rabbit, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Erykah Badu, Morcheeba, Lauryn Hill, Jamiroquai, Macy Gray, Massive Attack,
Paula Fuga, Jack Johnson, Manu Chao, Buena Vista Social Club, Seu Jorge, Jorge Benjor, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Joao Nogueira, Paulinho da Viola, Chico Buarque, Tom Jobim, Bebel Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Djavan, Alceu Valença, Luiz Gonzaga, Ed Motta, Moska, Cassia Eller, Cazuza, Arnaldo Antunes, O Rappa, Titas, Paralamas do Sucesso, Legiao Urbana, Marisa Monte, Vanessa da Mata, Céu, Skank, Mestre Ambrósio, Chico Science e Nação Zumbi, Monobloco, Paula Lima, Zeca Baleiro, Zuco 103
Movies (still working on...):
High Fidelity, Into the Wild, Fight Club, Wristcutters: a love story, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, City of God, Elite Squad 2, Constant Gardner, Matrix, Lost in Translation, American Beauty, Closer, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglorious Bastards (all Tarantino's), The Butterfly Effect, The Little Miss Sunshine, Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou (amazing Seu Jorge's soundtrack playing David Bowie's songs), The sons of dogtown, The English Patient,
Books (still working on...):
The Alchemist ('O Alquimista'), Paulo Coelho
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
Blue Latitudes, Tony Horwitz
Hawaiian Fishing Traditions, Moke Manu
Eight Little Piggies, Stephen Jay Gold
Light on Yoga (Master Iyengar)
Saltwater Buddha, Jaimal Yogis
Civilization and its Discontents, Sigmund Freud
The Art of War, Maquiavel
Let my People go Surfing, Yvon Chouinard
playing and listening to music
best friends and family
hammock under the trees playing guitar or the ukelele (I am learning)
- the name I will give to my first sail boat;
- a book I am writing about my adventures in Antarctica, Hawaii and New Zealand;
- where I will be riding my next wave;
- where would be the coolest place to deploy a camera in the bottom of the ocean;