Biologist and biochemist, member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Museum of Fauna of the University of Messina, Carmelo collaborates with various universities, research bodies and associations.
For years he has been engaged in the protection of the sea and in the recovery of sea turtles in difficulty and beached cetaceans. In 2017 he carried out the recovery of the skeleton of a 10-ton sperm whale later renamed SISO, that died after being entangled in an illegal drift net in the waters of the Aeolian islands. The death of the marine mammal was well documented in the press due to the large amount of plastic found in its stomach.
After rebuilding the skeleton, Carmelo founded MuMa - the Museum of the Sea of Milazzo, located in the ancient Castle. The Minister of the Environment, Sergio Costa, was at MuMa for a conference in Spring 2019.
Carmelo is an instructor for the following activities: sailing (Fiv), scuba diving (1 star Fipsas-Cmas), free diving Apnea (1 star Fipsas-Cmas), and is also a wine Sommelier (AIS).