Biologist, Director and Founder of the MuMa-Museo del Mare in Milazzo. He recovered and rebuilt the skeleton of the Sperm Whale Siso.
Member of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Museum of Fauna of the University of Messina. He collaborates with several universities, research organizations and associations. For years he has engaged in the protection of the sea and in the recovery of cetaceans and turtles in difficulty or stranded. In 2017 he carried out, on his own, the recovery of the skeleton of a 10-ton Sperm Whale, then renamed SISO, which died due to an illegal drift net off the Aeolian Islands and was on the news due to the large amount of plastic found in its stomach. After having reconstructed the skeleton, he founded MuMa-Museo del Mare in Milazzo, located in the ancient Castle of Milazzo, inside a church from 1529 which was later transformed into a military bastion. In 2019, a conference with the Minister of the Environment, Sergio Costa, was held in the Museum.
Federal sailing instructor (Fiv), scuba diver (1 star Fipsas-Cmas), Freediver (1 star Fipsas-Cmas), and Sommelier (AIS). Hiking guide, author of the book “Guida alla natura di Capo Milazzo”, photojournalist, Italian Vice-champion of Underwater Photography in 2015, he work has been in numerous naturalistic exhibitions. Founder and president of the freediving association “Dugongo Team”, which every year organizes underwater photography and freediving competitions (in which several Italian and world records have been set). Promoter of numerous “plastic collection days”, especially on the beaches of the Capo Milazzo promontory, which have been attended by many associations and hundreds of citizens.
He has organized many environmental awareness initiatives such as swimming across the Strait of Messina dragging a plastic bundle and the “Seaso Aeolian Tour”: a “zero environmental impact” journey in the name of environmental protection, on a 4-meter sailboat without cabin and without engine, only driven by the green energy of the Aeolian wind. It was an informative journey, the aim of which was to raise awareness on environmental issues and spread the message of the Sperm Whale Siso.