Month: June 2022

Karen Bowles Interviewed by AISM to Inspire Children to Learn More About The Ocean

Our Research Manager, Karen Bowles, was recently interviewed by the American International School of Mozambique (AISM) in the light of World Oceans Day last month. Aimed at the students aged 5-18 years old, Karen speaks about the BCSS Ocean Observatory, gathering data through fieldwork, our relationship with the ocean and providing data to scientists and …

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The Role of Humpback Whales in the Bazaruto Archipelago

This article is written by Iris Uijttewaal, with contributive information provided by Katya Kalashnikova. July marks the start of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) season in the Bazaruto Archipelago, with two individuals already observed off Benguerra Island. As a cosmopolitan species, humpbacks travel thousands of miles, covering all oceans and undertake extensive annual migrations from high-latitude …

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May Update: New Paper on Gelatinous Plankton, Katya to Join the BCSS Team & Interviews with Volunteers

New Scientific Paper Published: “Gelatinous Carbon Impacts Benthic Megafaunal Communities in a Continental Margin” Last week, Frontiers in Marine Science published a paper led by BCSS’s Chief Scientist Dr. Mario Lebrato, alongside an international team of scientists. The paper, “Gelatinous Carbon Impacts Benthic Megafaunal Communities in a Continental Margin”, outlines how sinking ocean plankton (e.g. …

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Interns Spotlight: Camille Roques & Sara Vital

For several months, marine research interns Camille Roques and Sara Vital have contributed greatly to the scientific work at our research station and Ocean Observatory on Benguerra Island. Their hands-on approach included the co-writing of our coral reef, benthic habitats and pelagic megafauna monitoring survey methodology. They developed protocols for the surveys focusing on coral, …

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