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Paula Thake 
Marine Biologist

Paula studied Biology and Environmental Sciences in Vienna. After working in several scientific projects and ecotourism institutions in Austria, Malta, Turkey, Croatia and the Maldives, she came to Madeira to work as a whale-watching guide in the summer of 2017.

With her very sociable and friendly personality, she guides our whale watching and snorkeling trips.

She speaks English and German fluently along with some French and Italian. 

She chose to work with Lobosonda because she wanted to work with cetaceans in the field and admires the company’s conscious and educational approach to whale watching.

What she enjoys most about her job is the possibility to learn new things from her experiences every single day, from details about the animals` biology up to interactions with them in the water or from the boat.

Paula considers her encounters with such intelligent creatures in their natural habitat as an absolute honor and finds it truly fulfilling to see guests happy after a tour, particularly children.

The Atlantic spotted dolphin has become one of her favorite marine mammals since she often encounters the species underwater and is fascinated by its curious nature and loves its charismatic behaviour.

She can`t help but smile when she has a sighting involving these animals and can relate to them because they tend to make the guests laugh, which she occasionally achieves as well.