Queen Of Mantas

MY LIFE IN THE BLUE

OPENING OUR MINDS TO INTELLIGENCE IN THE OCEAN

May 28, 2015
By Andrea Marshall
Diver and Giant Manta

Podcast: Play in new window | Download BBC’s revelatory new documentary on ‘Sharks’ is getting praised around the world for its thoughtful presentation of a traditionally maligned group of animals. Personally I found it so refreshing to be apart of a series that explores something more than shark’s skills as predators or the occasional negative interactions rays have with humans. Those of Read More

Women in Science: STEMming the tide of gender inequity

December 19, 2014
By Andrea Marshall
Andrea filming from Bantam

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Gender related topics almost invariably come up when I talk about my work as a scientist. Conversations that start about my work with manta rays always seem to circle around to probing questions about the challenges of being a female researcher. I find people’s interest in this subject perplexing. Sure, being a field researcher is Read More

Triumph for Manta alfredi and other sharks and rays at CMS CoP11!

November 10, 2014
By Andrea Marshall
Clean Sweep Image

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, sharks and rays came away as the big winners at CoP11. Read More

Changing Tide for Sharks and Rays

September 15, 2014
By Andrea Marshall
Andrea with giant manta in Ecuador

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By now most of us are aware of the sobering reality about our shark and ray species globally. They’re disappearing, and they’re disappearing fast. In fact, the Shark Specialist Group (SSG), in a new study published just this year, claims that over a quarter of our shark and ray species are now threatened with extinction. Surely Read More

In Celebration Of Our Oceans – World Oceans Day 2014

June 8, 2014
By Andrea Marshall
Sweet Lips Komodo

Podcast: Play in new window | Download On the eve of World Oceans Day I am compelled to reflect on the state of our oceans and the challenges that we will face to rehabilitate them. Our oceans are finite resources, incapable of withstanding the unsustainable demands that we place on them. Unfortunately we have been too slow to realize this fact, or Read More

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