Vanessa Pirotta


Dr Vanessa Pirotta is a marine biologist and science communicator. Her most well-known research involves using emerging technologies, like drones, for whale conservation. In 2018, she was the overall winner of FameLab Australia 2018 for her presentation about collecting whale snot.


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