Dr Annette Scheffer

Naturalist
Dr Annette Scheffer

Annette is a marine biologist who specialises in whales, penguins and open ocean ecosystems. She holds a PhD in behavioural ecology of king penguins at the Subantarctic islands of South Georgia, Kerguelen and Crozet, and has worked on protected areas for macaroni penguins with the British Antarctic Survey, BirdLife International and CNRS France.

Annette has 15 years of experience as a whale watching guide and advisor for underwater film and photography teams in the Azores and Patagonia. As a guest lecturer for marine biology and sustainability with Heidelberg University in Germany, Annette now regularly takes students to the Azores for first-hand experience of the open ocean and to gain close experience with whales and dolphins, sharks, manta rays and seabirds.

Besides her work as a scientist and lecturer, Annette is collaborating with international education institutions to pass on her passion for the oceans and raise awareness of the fragility of the sea and its inhabitants.

Annette currently lives between Cambridge (UK), Heidelberg (Germany) and the Azores, where she works on sustainable fisheries, whale foraging behaviour and educating the next generation.

Annette's Destinations

Annette's Expeditions

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    Expedition - Spirit of Antarctica

    Spirit of Antarctica

    12 DAYS from US$10,900 per person

    Get ready for a classic Antarctic adventure, jam-packed with pristine icy landscapes, busy wildlife and many excursions and activities!

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    Expedition - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    21/22 DAYS from US$19,400 per person

    Throughout long summer days, discover wildlife-rich South Georgia, step foot on the magnificent Antarctic Peninsula and retrace Ernest Shackleton's epic journey from Elephant Island.

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