Queen Of Mantas

MY LIFE IN THE BLUE

Special Report: Unsustainable manta ray fishing continues in Mozambique

March 8, 2013
By Andrea Marshall
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Despite declining population numbers in the south of the country, manta rays are still being landed in Southern Mozambique amidst growing concern for their conservation status globally. Female manta ray captured and killed in Guinjata in February with her unborn embryo. Guinjata Beach, Inhambane, Mozambique At 9.30am on Wednesday 27 February 2013, Adam Baugh, a divemaster at Guinjata Bay Dive Centre, was Read More

THE FIRST GLOBAL MANTA RAY DATABASE IS HERE!

January 13, 2012
By Andrea Marshall
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Our team is proud to announce the launch of Manta Matcher (www.mantamatcher.org), the first global online database for manta rays! Created in conjunction with Ecocean USA, this site will function much like, www.whaleshark.org, a site that has been tracking whale sharks numbers across the globe for over the last decade. After years of development my dream of creating a global database used Read More

A GIANT YEAR FOR THE GIANT MANTA RAY!

December 5, 2011
By Andrea Marshall
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Manta rays, which were only recognized as two distinct species in 2009, were recognized as globally threatened, migratory species in November 2011 for the first time on the IUCN redlist and the Convention for Migratory Species Act in recognition of the increased threat they face around the world. Andrea outlines an epic year in conservation history: Tofo Beach, Mozambique May 14th 2011: Read More

Myanmar And the legend of Black Rock

March 11, 2011
By Andrea Marshall
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I had no idea what to expect as we steamed into the southern waters of Myanmar. It was dusk, the coastline shrouded in darkness as we crossed the boarder town of Kaw Thaung on our live-aboard boat. The following morning dawn broke and I stepped outside for the first time to view my surroundings. The breath caught in my throat as I Read More

Treasure Island

September 12, 2010
By Andrea Marshall
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While no one actually knows for sure where Robert Louis Stevensons’s famed Treasure Island really is, I am pretty sure that I have now found mine. The scenery on land may not be as bold or dramatic as some of the descriptions of the real Treasure Island, but Isla de la Plata has far more to offer than a rusty box of Read More

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