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Indonesia announce landmark conservation for manta rays!

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Conservation Indonesia Manta Rays

http://www.marinemegafauna.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Indonesia-Manta-Conservation-2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe most rewarding part of being a conservation biologist is seeing a well-hatched plan come together, like protecting a threatened species, or safeguarding one of its critical habitats. The reality is that celebrations like these usually only come after years of tir

An Impromptu Field Necropsy at Manhame Beach

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Conservation Mozambique Research in Action Sea Turtles

by Jess Williams   With seven nesting events reported since November- all suspected to be Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea)- this makes Manhame Beach one of the busiest in the Province! So where is it, you ask?       For those not too familiar with the area, it’s ~70/80km south of Tofo Beach and just […]

Creature Feature – The Brindle Bass / Giant Grouper

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Conservation Tofo Beach

by Catherine Logan   The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) or brindle bass is the largest coral reef dweling bony fish in the world and the most widly distributed, even swimming into estuaries sometimes. They can grow up to 270cm long and weigh 400kg… just imagine how big their mouths must be! Groupers are ambush predators, […]

Can we estimate the value of Whale sharks?

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Conservation Gallery - Whale Sharks Mozambique Research in Action Whale Sharks

by Martin Romain   The concept of “value of biodiversity” has been discussed and contested worldwide for few decades already. Last week, a teenager citizen scientist that attended the whale shark talk asked questions in relation to such concept:    Why should we conserve whale sharks?        What is their value and role in their […]

BLUE IS BLUE, RIGHT? WRONG!

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Conservation Merchandise Whale Sharks

by Libby Bowles   This week finds me in South Africa, where I am finalising the details for our newest batch of merchandise… It turns out that recreating our awesome MMF turquoise-blue colour is quite a mission!  From looking at Pantone colour charts, I figured it would be simple… but there’s a whole world of […]

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