Clara is a biogeochemical oceanographer from Spain who has worked across a wide range of fields in different parts of the world. She graduated with a BSc (Honours) in marine biology at the University of Liverpool in England, and then went to complete an MRes in ocean science at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton. With a strong passion for the marine environment and its conservation, Clara has worked in many projects in developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America throughout her early career and always uses photography as a tool for ocean advocacy. Now based in Tasmania, Clara has started a PhD at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies which aims to study the spatial and temporal variability of phytoplankton blooms in the Southern Ocean.