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The Biggest, Friendliest Fish in the Sea

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Behaviour Conservation Whale Sharks

There is a fast growing, global ecotourism industry that capitalises on the inquisitive and often friendly disposition of many megafaunal species. However, without proper management and regulation, such a fast growing and often remote industry could have largely deleterious effects. Consequently, as scientists, we are not simply involved in research to further scientific knowledge, we […]

Meet Riley Dechant

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation

Conservation Manta Rays

Meet Riley. He is nine years old, and hails from Calgary, Canada. And what he has done is nothing short of astonishing.   At the age of three, Riley was given a little fuzzy toy manta ray. He named it Mantey, and proceeded to take it everywhere. He played with Mantey at home, took it […]

“CITES 2013- A triumph for the ocean!”

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Conservation Manta Rays

http://www.marinemegafauna.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/CITES-blog.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMarch 11, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand by Dr Andrea Marshall   Today the ocean made history. Animal conservationists and focal points from almost 100 Range States around the world rallied on behalf of marine fishes worldwide, fighting for their voice on an international platform. Today we d

Special Report: Unsustainable Manta Ray fishing continues in Mozambique

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Conservation Manta Rays Mozambique

Despite declining population numbers in the south of the country, manta rays are still being landed in Southern Mozambique amidst growing concern for their conservation status globally.   Female manta ray captured and killed in Guinjata in February with her unborn embryo. Guinjata Beach, Inhambane, Mozambique At 9.30am on Wednesday 27 February 2013, Adam Baugh, […]

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