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Sustainable Seas Conference

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Conferences and Symposiums Conservation Education Manta Rays Mozambique Sea Turtles Tofo Beach Whale Sharks

By Charlie Endsor   As the end of the first quarter of 2017 started to draw to a close, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to take stock and thank our Ocean Ambassadors and Tofo community for their continued hard work in protecting our ocean resource. We also wanted to engage with all stakeholders […]

Microplastics & Megafauna on the Road

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Conferences and Symposiums Conservation Indonesia Manta Rays Marine Biology Microplastics Volunteer

One of the perks of being a marine scientist is spending time out in nature encountering marine life. However, taking a break from the field and gathering with other marine scientists to talk about results and updates from research is just as much fun as it is important. That’s exactly what brought our Microplastics & […]

4th International Whale Shark Conference

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Conferences and Symposiums Conservation Whale Sharks

By Alexandra Watts   Last week (16-18 May 2016) saw the 4th International Whale Shark Conference (IWSC4) in Qatar, which the Marine Megafauna Foundation’s (MMF) whale shark researchers have been preparing for since the abstract submission in January. For many of our researchers, this was one of many similar conferences they have presented at – old hands […]

Extreme Weather: A Perfect Storm for Manta Research

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Behaviour Conferences and Symposiums Conservation Ecuador Manta Rays Research in Action

By Katherine Burgess An El Nino year is upon us…and it’s going to be a big one!   In early August, the Marine Megafauna team will converge at a little known island gem called Isla de la Plata in the Eastern Pacific to study the giant manta rays that aggregate for up to 3 months […]

Triumph for Manta alfredi and other sharks and rays at CMS CoP11!

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Conferences and Symposiums Ecuador Manta Rays

By Andrea Marshall   An almost palpable momentum for elasmobranch conservation continues with a clean sweep at the Convention for Migratory Species CoP in Quito Ecuador today. MMF Ecuador’s team was on the floor as 21 species of threatened sharks and rays are successfully listed on the appendices of CMS. With so many species nominated, […]

Presidential Networking, Mozambique Style!

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Conferences and Symposiums Conservation

by Libby Bowles     August 2014, Maputo.  Mozambique’s biggest multi-sectoral fair, FACIM, celebrates its 50th annual event.     The largest commercial, international fair in Mozambique has several key objectives: ‘To provide an excellent opportunity to consolidate established presences and welcome new businesses from various sectors of activity, characterizing an

Sharks International Conference

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Conferences and Symposiums Conservation Education Manta Rays Whale Sharks

by Chris Rohner   We recently attended Sharks International 2014, the premier global conference for shark and ray researchers. It was the second instalment of this conference that is held every 4 years and it took place in our extended backyard in Durban, South Africa. Researchers from around the world came to present their latest […]

Spreading the gospel according to Megafauna!

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Conferences and Symposiums

By Clare Prebble and Daan van Duinkerken     There are shark researchers in almost every corner of the globe; we’re quite an adventurous lot! Most of the contact we have with our colleagues is through email and crackly Skype meetings. International conferences provide a great opportunity to present our latest research, discuss ideas, set […]

Science Road Trip: The Southern African Shark & Ray Symposium

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Conferences and Symposiums

By Daniel van Duinkerken   Symposia or conferences are the best place to completely geek out in your particular field of expertise. A wonderful venue to meet like-minded people, exchange ideas, learn about new methodologies and statistical analyses or even newly discovered species. And with the Marine Megafauna Foundation having been founded and based in […]

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