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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Heating Up

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Sea Turtles Uncategorized

By Calum Murie. The evidence documenting our changing climate is growing larger by the day. A quick internet search brings up an enormous amount of scientific documents and media describing all of these changes. Another search and there are a plethora of results describing how these changes are damaging the worlds biodiversity. These threats are […]

Hunting for Turtle Nests on Bazaruto

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Conservation Mozambique Sea Turtles

by Anna Flam   Bazaruto Archipelago National Park is a nesting ground for several sea turtle species. However poaching is still prevalent, and park rangers are often ill-equipped and under-trained. MMF works with local and national Mozambican authorities to train rangers and improve conservation efforts.    Bazaruto Island is about an hour from Vilankulos on […]

Not quite poached! One more leatherback nest survives.

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Conservation Mozambique Research in Action Sea Turtles

by Jess Williams, Sea Turtle Program Director.   -Another new nest has been poached-   In early February, a new nesting event was reported by fishers and Alex made a site visit to evaluate the situation. The new nest was reported to be much further towards the southern end of the beach than any prior […]

An Impromptu Field Necropsy at Manhame Beach

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Conservation Mozambique Research in Action Sea Turtles

by Jess Williams   With seven nesting events reported since November- all suspected to be Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea)- this makes Manhame Beach one of the busiest in the Province! So where is it, you ask?       For those not too familiar with the area, it’s ~70/80km south of Tofo Beach and just […]

93 Loggerhead Turtles Hatch!

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Conservation Sea Turtles Tofo Beach

Late yesterday afternoon I went to check the location of a loggerhead turtle nest laid on the far end of Tofinho Beach, known more for its surf breaks rather than turtle nests. Expecting to have trouble finding the exact nest location I scanned the approximate area that had been show to me 61 days prior […]

Zavora, the Manta Mecca

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Manta Rays Mozambique Research in Action Sea Turtles Zavora

 by Kate Evans   Researching any specific species of animal can be challenging at the best of times. Wild animals aggregate and move about in sometime unpredictable ways. We heard that there had been plentiful mantas favouring Zavora recently, so we jumped at the opportunity to check them out.  Positively teeming with excitement, we got […]

Busy start to nesting turtle season!

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation

Conservation Research in Action Sea Turtles

By Jess Williams, Director of Sea Turtle Research. Sea turtle nesting season has kicked off with a bang- here is a brief summary of some of the recent turtle activity from within Inhambane Province.   Tofo Beach Nesting attempt by leatherback-On the 3/11/13 at ~9pm a Leatherback (D. coriacea) climbed the beach berm and began […]

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