Omar Shamir Reynoso is a Marine Biologist from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), born and raised in the coastal province of Samaná, Dominican Republic. He has worked on marine mammal conservation issues since the beginning of his professional career. He has worked as a conservation technician in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic until 2016 and as the Coordinator of Environmental Programs for Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD). He currently works on Oceanography and Marine Resources at the National Maritime Affairs (ANAMAR) of the Dominican Republic. Reynoso has published several works on Manatee, Humpback Whales and other species.