Queen Of Mantas


You Gotta Be Kidding Me – A Third Species of Manta?

September 8, 2010
By Andrea Marshall

As I write this, I am sitting at the airport in Cancun, Mexico. I have this surreal feeling that something huge just happened to me, but I still cannot overcome the feeling that I am in a dream. Everything just seems a little too bizarre, a little too out of the ordinary. A little over a week ago, I touched down in Read More

Brazilian Ocean Oasis

August 9, 2010
By Andrea Marshall

As I left Brazil, after spending nearly a month in the field, I was informed of the passing of one of my friends in a diving accident in South Africa. He was a great man and he will be deeply missed, but his passing reminded me what a curiously unforgiving place the ocean can be. I find that the ocean’s wild beauty Read More

Making History in Brazil

July 26, 2010
By Andrea Marshall

They say good things come to those who are patient. I never really gave this saying too much thought until just recently…In the name of manta research I have spent six solid weeks (during the winter of 2009 and winter of 2010) diving a remote offshore rock called Laje de Santos in the south of Brazil looking for the elusive giant manta Read More

Egyptian Flying Carpets

July 14, 2010
By Andrea Marshall

When I closed my eyes I was flying out over the dramatic skyline of Cairo into the Egyptian desert… when I opened my eyes again, I was literally squinting into the blazing sun and I had to blink several times, unable to process what seemed to be an incredible mirage below me. The plane started to descend and I realized that this Read More