Biel is a Mallorquin marine biologist that has been involved in research for 20 years. He began snorkeling when he was a child and soon gained passion for the marine environment. Since then, his professional efforts have been addressed to conservation of marine resources in the Balearic Islands.
As a member of research and managing institutions (e.g. IMEDEA, Fisheries Department of the Balearic Government), Biel has participated in 12 research projects mainly focusing on the description of littoral fish populations, their ecology and management through the establishment of marine reserves. He has also participated in over 80 scientific campaigns including underwater visual census and experimental fishing operations.
Biel’s passion for elasmobranchs (sharks, skates and rays) has led him to dedicate much of his professional efforts to research and conservation of this group of fishes. Since 2003 he is a member of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, and has contributed in assessing species for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. He has also participated in a number of international meetings related to biology, management and conservation of elasmobranchs.
The target of Biel is to share his knowledge with people interested in marine conservation. For this reason, he wants Asociación Ondine to become a forum where sharing experiences in marine environment for, ultimately, help in management and conservation of our sea.