João Correia

João Correia

João was born in 1972 and is a raconteur with a Ph.D. in marine biology, who's been focusing his academic research on shark fisheries and conservation. A three times featured TEDx speaker - lectures #1 & #3 (*) -, he began his career in Bimini, studying lemon shark behavior, then became curator of sharks at the Lisbon Zoo (a very pompous title, considering he did little more than clean their poo), researched deep-sea shark growth, and then joined the Oceanário de Lisboa, where he'd become Head Diver and Curator of Collections.

(*) Sadly, there's no video of João's TEDx talk #2, at CentralTejo in 2013.

João Correia

In 2006 he founded his own collections firm, Flying Sharks, and, as a professor at ESTM, he teaches future marine biologists. He also started an online lingerie business (Alalunga Lingerie) back in 1998, which is sadly not doing very well because competition is fierce in the online market, and João is too busy giving lectures and moving fish around.