Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur
Jorge was born in Mexico City. He received his Ph. D. from the National University of México (UNAM). He began his research on whales since 1982, when he initiated the first long term study on humpbacks in Mexico. Jorge has presented papers on this topic at more than 80 international meetings, and has written more than 70 scientific publications about the great whales and dolphins of the Gulf of California. He has special interest on the fin, humpback and gray whales, as well of beaked whales from the Mexican Pacific. From 1991 to 1993 he was president of the Mexican Marine Mammalogist Society (SOMEMMA). He is chairman of the Subcommittee of Whale-watching of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission, and member of the Cetacean Specialist Group of the IUCN. He is member of the steering committee of SPLASH. Actually Jorge is the Coordinator of the Marine Mammal Research Program of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS) at La Paz, México.