Queen Of Mantas

MY LIFE IN THE BLUE

Changing Tide for Sharks and Rays

September 15, 2014
By Andrea Marshall
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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
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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

Indonesia announce landmark conservation for manta rays!

February 23, 2014
By Andrea Marshall
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The most rewarding part of being a conservation biologist is seeing a well-hatched plan come together, like protecting a threatened species, or safeguarding one of its critical habitats. The reality is that celebrations like these usually only come after years of tireless efforts. Many are critical of the time it takes to see tangible results Read More

Mission Manta: Going the extra mile

August 1, 2013
By Andrea Marshall
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 a tipoff from MMF’s pilot, Janneman Conradie, who spotted reef mantas during several consecutive days of his regular patrolling for the EWT, we quickly packed our gear Read More

“CITES 2013- A triumph for the ocean!”

March 18, 2013
By Andrea Marshall
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Bangkok, Thailand. 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 that we as humans place on our marine resources deserves to be better Read More

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