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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The problem with plastic

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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 […]

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 & […]

How to Draw Fish

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Education Microplastics Mozambique Tofo Beach

By Aneka Voss   Up to 60 Nemos Pequenos children join us at Tofo Beach every Saturday for lots of fun activities, including beach games and clean-ups, swimming, theatre plays about marine conservation, as well as educational presentations about our ocean giants and plastic pollution. We are always looking for new activities too as the […]

Microplastics & Megafauna in the Land of the Dragon

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Conservation Indonesia Manta Rays Microplastics Plankton Research in Action

By Elitza Germanov   Plankton nets, sample tubes, scuba gear and underwater camera equipment accompanied me on my way to Labuan Bajo, the jump off for Indonesia’s famous Komodo National Park (but not without a stop at the access baggage fee counter).   The mission? Assessing the state of microplastic pollution in the manta ray […]

New Research Beginnings and Inspiring Marine Ambassadors

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Conservation Indonesia Manta Rays Microplastics Research in Action Volunteer

By Elitza Germanov   MMF’s SE Asia researchers have settled in at our new home in Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia. After our good friends from the Aquatic Alliance, who for several years had piloted conservation initiatives in the area, invited us onboard to advise and help manage future conservation strategies, we have hit the ground […]

Here’s to more Manta Mania in Indonesia!

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Indonesia Manta Rays Microplastics Research in Action Volunteer

By Kalina Grabb   After completing my dive master in Komodo National Park two years ago, I have been itching for a reason to return to Indonesia and dive in these beautiful waters again. Recently completing my undergrad in earth science and oceanography, I was hoping to find an opportunity to dive and learn tangibly […]

There be dragons…and mantas!

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Indonesia Manta Rays Microplastics Research in Action

Going home to Komodo National Park with Ellie Germanov   The end of the year brought a change of pace for me compared to the previous few months spent in Perth starting my PhD and preparing for the field season. For example, in November I was fortunate to be part of the Aquatic Alliance and […]

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