“We only know 5% of the seabed. We still have a lot to learn about our Blue Planet."

José Luis is a Marine Educator and former Camera Operator, Photojournalist, and Graphic Designer from Santiago de la Ribera, Murcia, Spain. Following his passion for diving and using his skills as a photojournalist, he found himself inspired to show everything that the surface of the sea hides, both the good and the bad, partly as a way to raise awareness about the negative impacts of people's actions on nature. José Luis won several prizes and photography competitions, including a bronze medal at the National Underwater Photography Championship and the PHOTOAQUE International Competition. His photos were published in books, scientific journals, and newspapers, including the 'Seagrass Atlas of Spain', 'Underwater life of the port of Cartagena', and the book 'White sails'. In his free time, José Luis volunteers at the Hippocampus Association, where he the president and coordinator of the Hippocampus Project on conservation and population status of seahorses in the Mar Menor, in Murcia, Spain, as well as the Plumbum Project for the removal of professional and sport fishing sinkers from the seabed.

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