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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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May Update: Interesting Tiger Shark Behaviour, IUCN Report, Scientific Media Internship Launch and More

New: Scientific Media Internship A new internship opportunity has been added to the volunteering and interning positions available at BCSS: a Scientific Media Internship. This internship focuses on broadening the intern’s knowledge of scientific media and focuses on underwater photography and video making. The intern will join the research expeditions contributing to the four research …

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BCSS Facilitated Fieldwork for Data Used in IUCN Report ‘Coastal Blue Carbon Stocks in Tanzania and Mozambique’

In April 2019, students Sara Forsberg (Stockholm University, Sweden), Manuela Amone and Laura Chivale (Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique) visited BCSS and used our platform to conduct research on blue carbon, which refers to carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, buried and accumulated as organic matter in soils, mostly via plant growth, in the scope of …

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UN Climate Change Conference Documentary featuring BCSS: A Preview

Two months ago, a Mozambican film crew (Olankha)  from Maputo travelled to Benguerra Island and visited our Ocean Observatory for several days. BCSS was selected by the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) as one of the best and most important initiatives in Mozambique working on climate change and environmental affairs. The Ocean Observatory is …

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April Update: A Test Tank, School Gardens, IUCN Report and a New Team Member

Diving license and tank completion We are excited to announce the receipt of a national dive center licence, for our marine field station. The license enables us to conduct quality research underwater and broadens our goals in general, as we will now be able to train our staff and interns to dive in our 5* PADI …

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