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September Update: Humpback Season, Job Opportunities, Free Diving Courses, New Collaborations and Wildlife Sightings

Humpback Whale Season in Full Swing July marks the start of humpback whale season in Mozambique, and the number of early sightings have noticeably increased this year. From July until the end of August, we have made 41 sightings – and though this might mean we have seen the same individual on multiple occasions, it …

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Job opportunity: BCSS is looking for an Operations Manager

BCSS is looking for an experienced person in operations management to join our Ocean Observatory station in the Bazaruto Archipelago to manage & oversee the stations operations (day-to-day and commercial). The position combines operations management, commercial strategizing, multi-tasking abilities, data reporting & visualization, problems forecasting as well as a solid mindset to work in a …

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August Update: World Mangrove Day, Marine Science Workshops, Wildlife Sightings

Happy World Mangrove Day!On the 27th of July, we celebrated #WorldMangroveDay at BCSS. Mangrove forests are complex ecosystems with many functions. In our latest article, “The Value of Mangroves for Marine Life, Coastal Communities and Climate Change”, we are deep diving into a mangrove forest’s functionality and how land and marine animals, as well as …

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World Mangrove Day: The Value of Mangroves for Marine Life, Coastal Communities and Climate Change

On the 27th of July BCSS celebrated #WorldMangroveDay. To highlight their importance and complexity, we ask the question: How do land and marine animals as well as coastal communities and the planet in general, depend heavily on healthy mangrove forests? And why is this of relevance to Mozambique? Studies have found that mangrove trees can …

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July Update: The Importance of Sharks and Rays, Interns Presentations, June Wildlife Sightings and More

New article: The Importance of sharks and Rays in Mozambique: The Need for Data, Research and Cooperation Sharks and rays are critical species that play a vital role within the ecosystem. These species maintain an ecological balance within the food chain, as they control the variety and amounts of fish and other organisms. With approximately …

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The Importance of Sharks and Rays in Mozambique: The Need for Data, Research and Cooperation

Sharks and rays are critical species that play a vital role within the ecosystem. These species maintain an ecological balance within the food chain, as they control the variety and amounts of fish and other organisms. Large, deep-diving sharks and rays also help phytoplankton to grow, by moving between deep and shallow levels of the …

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June Update: Start of Humpback Whale Season, Our Ocean Observatory, Dive Master Internships and More

Ocean Observatory Development UpdateAs BCSS’s founding principles are to understand, protect and guarantee, in the best possible way, marine science in Eastern Africa marine ecosystems, we have been working hard on the development of our unique Ocean Observatory. We strive to be an international example of research programs, with tangible results to benefit as many …

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7 Reasons to Apply for a Dive Master Internship at Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies

At BCSS, we dive on a daily basis to collect data and conduct marine research, but as a dive master the opportunities are endless. You will learn to understand a completely new and largely unexplored world and one that is exciting, colorful and full of life. As a Dive Master Intern you will dive the …

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BCSS Research Featured in National Geographic Magazine Germany April 2021 issue

We are excited to share the April issue of National Geographic Magazine Germany includes a four-page feature, including Dr. Mario Lebrato’s (BCSS Chief Scientist and Director) research project “Sinking of Gelatinous Zooplankton Biomass Increases Deep Carbon Transfer Efficiency Globally”. The magazine includes an infographic that explains how zooplankton and jellyfish bind carbon, crediting BCSS and …

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