Out of his fascination for understanding the world around him, scientist Gilberto Cintrón Molero fell in love with the sea. Don Gilberto has dedicated his life to build a successful career as a marine ecologist, preserving coastal ecosystems in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region. His professional achievements demonstrate that a deep understanding of basic scientific principles is needed to protect the environment.
Don Gilberto inherited his passion for outdoor activities from his father’s side of the family. As a child, he used to go sea fishing with his father and uncles. From these night escapades, Don Gilberto still lovingly remembers the impressive starry nights of Vacía Talega. The adults also enjoyed exploring cavern systems in the municipality of Aguas Buenas. Due to his age, Gilberto could not go with his father and uncles, but he marveled at their adventurous stories. These experiences influenced Gilberto profoundly, developing in him a deep love for nature and its seas.Read more about Gilberto Cintrón Morelo: A passion for science born from the sea