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Archive for January, 2017



Meet the Team: Elitza Germanov

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Indonesia Manta Rays Marine Biology Microplastics Research in Action

Having worked with MMF’s manta ray team since 2014 as a student researcher, Elitza (Ellie) Germanov tells us a bit more about herself…   What is your project about? Forming the basis of my PhD, the Microplastics and Megafauna project looks at the implications of microplastic pollution on large plankton-feeders such as manta rays and […]

Whale Shark & Entourage: All The Pretty Fishies

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Field Notes Mafia Island Photo Essays Research in Action Whale Sharks

By Simon Pierce     One of the fairly unique things about Mafia Island, Tanzania is the sheer number of fish that are frequently associated with the whale sharks.     The sharks, and the small fish, are all chasing the same prey: small (~1 cm) sergestid shrimps. When the shrimp move inshore over summer, […]

The problem with plastic

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation

Microplastics Plankton

One of the biggest killers of marine megafauna is the amount of plastic in the oceans. This can be anything from plastic bags to plastic bottles to the microbeads found in some toothpastes and body scrubs.     It might seem surprising that something as small as microbeads can be so harmful to animals like […]

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