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Whale Shark Woes

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Conservation Field Notes Indonesia Marine Biology Microplastics Plankton Research in Action Shark Science Whale Sharks

By Elitza Germanov   I study the impacts of plastic marine debris on large filter-feeding fish. So far my research has been focused on manta rays, in field locations that have predictable, year-round aggregations. But the story is different for whale sharks. In my current research locations, I would be extremely lucky to catch a […]

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 […]

Meet the team: Razaque Quive

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Conservation Education Marine Biology Microplastics Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School Tofo Beach

How did you come to work for MMF?   I am from a small village called Chokwe in the Gaza Province that is 90 kilometers from the ocean. I went to university to get a bachelor’s degree in education and teaching. I wanted to go to university because it is one of the best ways […]

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 & […]

Meet the Team: Herculano Cumbi

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Conservation Education Manta Rays Mozambique Sea Turtles Tofo Beach Whale Sharks

Herculano Cumbi, Conservation Field Officer at Associacão Megafauna Marinha, MMF’s entity in Mozambique   When was your first experience with the ocean? When I was around 8 years old I started going to the ocean with my mother to find seafood for our family. Clams, mussels and crab. Fishing is important – not just to […]

Huge step forward for Sustainable Seas

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Conservation Education Mozambique Tofo Beach

We are incredibly pleased to announce that after 5 months of hard work, Marine Megafauna Foundation’s Sustainable Seas Project in Mozambique has secured its first temporary reef closure.    Here at MMF we have been striving for several years to secure a national Marine Protected Area in Mozambique. In 2015 we decided to change tack […]

Myanmar Manta Exploration: doing our best to be a modern day Jacque Cousteau

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Conservation Manta Rays Mozambique Ray of Hope Expeditions Research in Action Thailand Tofo Beach Volunteer

By Anna Flam   As part of my job I often dive the same sites repeatedly. I always laugh a little when divers complain they’ve been to Giant’s Castle in Mozambique or Bida Nok in Thailand two times already! Yea, I’ve been there over two hundred.     Repeatedly diving a reef is necessary when […]

The Madagascar Whale Shark Project

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Behaviour Conservation Mozambique Research in Action Tofo Beach Whale Sharks

By Stella Diamant   Nearly two years ago, I swam with whale sharks off Nosy Be, the north western coast of Madagascar, for the first time. As a conservation biologist in between two jobs with a passion for marine megafauna – I organised a last minute trip to this well-known tourist destination the following year. […]

Capturing Bazaruto’s marine life on remote cameras

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Conservation Mozambique Research in Action Sea Turtles

By Alexandra Watts   In August, Anna Flam and myself were invited to help the ‘Global FinPrint’ research team assess the marine life found on the reefs around Vilanculos and the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park using Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV).   ‘Global FinPrint’ is a collaboration between Vulcan Inc, the Australian Institute of Marine […]

Greetings from manta ray paradise

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Behaviour Conservation Indonesia Manta Rays Ray of Hope Expeditions Research in Action

MMF scientists Rob Perryman and Steph Venables have been based in the heart of the coral triangle in Raja Ampat, Indonesia – diving some of the most stunningly biodiverse reefs in the world – for most of the last three years. Raja Ampat means ‘four kings’ in Bahasa Indonesia and the four main islands certainly […]

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