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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, […]

Giants Of The Galapagos: Solving The Great Whale Shark Mystery

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Conservation Ecuador Galapagos Whale Sharks

by Simon Pierce The Galapagos Islands are a dream destination. For travellers, they are an exotic, remote archipelago. For scientists, they are the spiritual home of evolutionary biology. For explorers, there are still plenty of discoveries to be made. During my visit last month, I had a more specific goal: travel to Darwin Island, in […]

Ecuador 2014 field season

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Conservation Ecuador Manta Rays Ray of Hope Expeditions Research in Action Uncategorized

by Katherine Burgess and Giles Winstanley   It’s that time of year again! From June-October the waters off mainland Ecuador host the largest subpopulation of giant mantas in the world, and the Marine Megafauna Foundation is fortunate enough to have a field research site right in the middle of it all, Isla de la Plata. […]

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