Vicky Vásquez

Vicky Vásquez

is creating SHARK Science!

3

patrons

$19

per month
Hi Everybody!

  I'm Vicky and I'm a graduate student at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML). I am pursuing a Master's in Marine Science with a focus on chondrichthyans and ecology through MLML's Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC). When I am not working on my thesis or one of my part-time jobs, I donate my time towards science communication. I am able to accomplish this outreach work through social media as well as in-person events. Donating to my Patreon helps me communicate my science to a wider audience! If you can't support financially (no worries, I've been there... well I am there- grad school) you can still make a HUGE impact by spreading this page around. Thank you!!!!


Best Fishes, 
Vicky Vásquez
<º)))><<º)))><<º)))>< 
Tiers
Lanternsharks
$1 or more per month
Lanternsharks possess bioluminescent organs called photophores which means they are glowing Alien Sharks! 
Like a Lanternshark, this donation level may seem small (in fact the smallest shark in the world is the Dwarf Lanternsahrk) but it makes a HUGE impact! 
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming work
  • Personal 'Thank You' on social media!
Cookie-cutter Shark
$2 or more per month
Did you know there's two species of Cookie-cutter sharks? So why not act like the genus Isistius and double down! You will get all the perks from above plus...
  • Name a species you love, and your social media thank you will include one fun fact about that shark. 
Flat Sharks
$5 or more per month only 10 left
Flat sharks need love too! They're not true sharks but rather, batoids- a close cousin to the true sharks. Batoids includes skates and rays, many of which are exposed to conservation threats that are more critical than the status of most true sharks. Donating at this level allows for serious boost in my outreach efforts.  You will get all the perks from above plus...
  • Enter a contest to have me speak virtually to a classroom of your choosing!
Ghost Sharks
$10 or more per month only 2 left
Ghost Sharks have such an other-wordly look, they barely look like a shark! These creatures are definitely a type of cartilaginous fish, but they are not an elasmobranch. That is the group that holds sharks and batoids. You will get all the perks from above plus...
  • Enter a contest to have me speak in-person to a California classroom of your choosing*!

*The location needs to be drive-able for me but the good news is that people in California within the San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz/ Monterey and Southern California regions are likely within reach!

Hi Everybody!

  I'm Vicky and I'm a graduate student at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML). I am pursuing a Master's in Marine Science with a focus on chondrichthyans and ecology through MLML's Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC). When I am not working on my thesis or one of my part-time jobs, I donate my time towards science communication. I am able to accomplish this outreach work through social media as well as in-person events. Donating to my Patreon helps me communicate my science to a wider audience! If you can't support financially (no worries, I've been there... well I am there- grad school) you can still make a HUGE impact by spreading this page around. Thank you!!!!


Best Fishes, 
Vicky Vásquez
<º)))><<º)))><<º)))>< 

Recent posts by Vicky Vásquez

Tiers
Lanternsharks
$1 or more per month
Lanternsharks possess bioluminescent organs called photophores which means they are glowing Alien Sharks! 
Like a Lanternshark, this donation level may seem small (in fact the smallest shark in the world is the Dwarf Lanternsahrk) but it makes a HUGE impact! 
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming work
  • Personal 'Thank You' on social media!
Cookie-cutter Shark
$2 or more per month
Did you know there's two species of Cookie-cutter sharks? So why not act like the genus Isistius and double down! You will get all the perks from above plus...
  • Name a species you love, and your social media thank you will include one fun fact about that shark. 
Flat Sharks
$5 or more per month only 10 left
Flat sharks need love too! They're not true sharks but rather, batoids- a close cousin to the true sharks. Batoids includes skates and rays, many of which are exposed to conservation threats that are more critical than the status of most true sharks. Donating at this level allows for serious boost in my outreach efforts.  You will get all the perks from above plus...
  • Enter a contest to have me speak virtually to a classroom of your choosing!
Ghost Sharks
$10 or more per month only 2 left
Ghost Sharks have such an other-wordly look, they barely look like a shark! These creatures are definitely a type of cartilaginous fish, but they are not an elasmobranch. That is the group that holds sharks and batoids. You will get all the perks from above plus...
  • Enter a contest to have me speak in-person to a California classroom of your choosing*!

*The location needs to be drive-able for me but the good news is that people in California within the San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz/ Monterey and Southern California regions are likely within reach!