This month, the LIFE IP Azores Natura team of Regional Directorate for Maritime Affairs, is joined by the marine biologists and technicians Rita Carriço and Susana Simião. Their past working experiences, both in international along with Azorean marine habitats, in several different projects related with cetaceans, turtles, birds, fish, marine litter and bioacoustics will be a plus for future and current actions taking place within our project objectives. As a priority, they will contribute to guarantee the ecological representativeness of the N2000 network offshore marine environments; to implement a Regional Strategy to prevent and control non-indigenous marine species; to elaborate protocols as a way to reduce negative impacts caused by cetacean watching and diving activities, as well as monitor marine species and habitats and their respectful conservation issues. Welcome to our team.“