Blogs - Foundation for protection of marine mega fauna

Outrageous Octopus

Cephalopod lovers rejoice. Our two intrepid research assistants on Bazaruto Island, never a pair to shirk a swim, have been busily documenting the life on their 'house reef'. Until now an octopus repellent, Kate's luck has well and truly changed. Cephalopod porn...

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All About Whale Sharks

Big fish, big surprises. Global whale shark research has been conducted for more than a decade already. However, many aspects are still undocumented, missing or simply unknown. Here Martin Romain has put together a compilation of some surprising whale shark facts....

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Talking Science

Conference fun. There are shark researchers in almost every corner of the globe; we are 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...

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Return to Tanzania

Whale sharks sea food, eat it. Mafia Island…sounds like it should be in Italy, right? This little island gem is, however, in Tanzania. The only link to Italy I can think of is that the whale sharks here, too, enjoy...

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New Swimming Teachers

Introducing Mozambicans to their amazing ocean. Traditionally, most Mozambicans have viewed the ocean as a dangerous place. MMF's Nemos Pequenos learn-to-swim program has been hard at work to change that perception. Our two wonderful Narciso's have just completed their swim...

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Marine Litter

Plastics and sea life doesn't mix. Plastics are having a disastrous effect on the marine ecosystem. Many marine animals mistake plastics for food, particularly filter feeders and sea turtles. Kate Evans, based up in the stunning Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, writes...

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Turtle Nesting in Mozambique

Turtley awesome. Sea turtle nesting season kicked off with a bang late in 2013. Here MMF sea turtle scientist Jess Williams summarises the activity from Inhambane Province, Mozambique. Read the whole blog post here....

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Mission Manta

When the manta rays don't come to us, we go to them After many frustrating months of field research in Mozambique, Team Manta were treated to an extraordinary week up in the Greater Bazaruto Area in late June/early July. After...

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Satellite Success!

First deployments of sat-tags on African reef manta rays Ecstatic is the right word to describe how we felt after deploying five pop-up satellite archival tags (PSAT’s) on reef manta rays early July. The first ever PSAT’s to be set...

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A Ray Of Hope For Ecuador

Giant fish and conservation challenges Having organized Andrea’s Ray of Hope expeditions for the past 2 seasons from our MMF office in Casa Barry in southern Mozambique, I was, for the first time, desperate to leave Tofo and get over...

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Andrea Marshall has been named a current 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer!

Andrea Marshall leads groundbreaking research and conservation programs to save globally threatened manta rays, other vulnerable marine megafauna, and their critical habitats. She founded the Marine Megafauna Foundation and has discovered two new species of manta ray. A 3,000-pound underwater...

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May 2013 Newsletter

Click below to download our May 2013 MMF newsletter, filled with the latest news and upcoming events. Download Newsletter...

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April 2013 Newsletter

Click below to download our 2013 MMF newsletter, filled with the latest news and upcoming events. Download Newsletter...

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CITES Victory for Mantas!

Today the ocean made history. Animal conservationists and focal points from almost 100 Range States around the world rallied on behalf of marine fishes worldwide, fighting for their voice on an international platform. Today we decided that the unsustainable demand...

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Manta Rays Receive Protection As Vulnerable Species

Bangkok, Thailand March 11 2013: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Focal points from 178 countries around the world meet to vote on a proposal put forward by the Ecuadorian Government to protect manta rays, one of the world’s...

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Casa Barry and the Marine Megafauna Foundation launch Underwater Africa

If you have a passion for marine life and people, be sure to join us as a Volunteer with the most scientific, modern Marine Volunteer Project in Africa - designed and monitored by our very own, world-renownded Manta Queen, Dr. Andrea...

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Megafauna Reflections 2012

Simon and Andrea, the enigmatic founding members of the MarineMegafauna Foundation, have returned to Mozambique from theirresearch trips abroad! Click here to view online Flipbook Click here to download PDF ...

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Megafauna Reflections

Lot's has been happening in the world of our beloved ocean life. The team at the Marine Megafauna Foundation is always hard at work to protect our precious ocean creatures. Have a look at our September newsletter to see what...

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Safeguarding a global whale shark hotspot in Mozambique

By Simon Pierce Mozambique is becoming well-known among divers for its sun, sand and super-sized fish. Since 2005, we’ve identified over 600 individual whale sharks from the country. That’s about 18% of the known global population of the species! Most...

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Baby Dolphin Rescue!

The Foundation for the Protection of Marine Megafauna saved a baby dolphin last week after it got washed up on shore. Thanks to their knowledge of these beautiful creatures and speed with which they tended to it, the baby dolphin...

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UN unanimously approves proposal to list the largest living ray on CMS

Bergen, Norway Nov 25th 2011: Convention of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. Focal points from around the world meet to vote on a proposal put forward by the Ecuadorian Government to protect the world’s largest ray, the giant manta ray...

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Keep your eyes on this blog for news from Dr. Andrea Marshall

Casa Barry is proud to introduce the The Manta Ray and Whale Shark Research Centre, which is based at our premises. Tofo is the manta ray and whale shark capital of the world, and as such the Research Centre will...

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