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February Update: Ocean Observatory progress, Permaculture and more

We had a great start of 2021, as January was packed with interesting new projects, exciting collaborations and lots of data and research. We are eagerly looking ahead into the year, and have plenty more to share with you over the next couple of months. For now, enjoy our review of January’s activities at BCSS, …

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Sighting of large aggregation of giant manta rays in the Bazaruto Archipelago

January and February are traditionally peak months for giant manta aggregations around the southern Mozambican coast. While routinely working offshore in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (BANP) monitoring marine life, BCSS scientists spotted large aggregations of giant manta rays (Manta alfredi) in different locations on several days from one of the BCSS research boats. On the 31st …

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Our 2020 highlights: Ocean Observatory, Marine Science Program and more

This year has been like no other, with ups and downs none of us could have foreseen. Despite the tight grip of COVID-19 on the world and Mozambique border closures, we continued collecting data, conducting research and working on projects to the best of our ability. Please enjoy our 2020 highlights, and thank you for your continued …

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Artificial upwelling: an opportunity to reverse coral bleaching events

With 2020 being on course to be the warmest year on record, and the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere being the highest it has been in human history (as of May 2020), the oceans are being affected significantly. Thermal-stress events associated with climate change cause coral bleaching and mortality that threatens coral …

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Official Launch of the BCSS Marine Science Program: Volunteering and Internships

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Marine Science Program. The program is tailored at individuals who are passionate about the ocean, marine research and environmental conservation. The opportunity to volunteer or join one of the internships was created with the goal of providing chances and potential career prospects for those who …

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BCSS Ocean Observatory Helps Rewrite The History Of Seawater Composition

Mozambique based research station collaborates with German university group on a groundbreaking new study contradicting the accepted timeline of the ocean’s development in earth’s history.   BENGUERRA ISLAND: Bazaruto Center of Scientific Studies (BCSS) is excited to announce its contribution to new research which changes the timeline of the development of the ocean, as we …

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Memorandum of Understanding between BCSS and the Lúrio University

It is with great pleasure that we announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between BCSS and the Faculty of Natural Science of the Lúrio University (FCN-UNILÚRIO), intending to strengthen cooperation between both institutions.  PORTUGUESE É com enorme prazer que anunciamos a assinatura de um Memorando de Entendimento entre o BCSS e a Faculdade …

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