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New study reveals for the first time how environmental variability influences elasmobranchs’ distribution in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region

The Western Indian Ocean region (WIO) is considered one of four global hotspots for endemic and threatened elasmobranchs. The Mozambique Channel is one of the most important migratory corridors for marine megafauna in the entire Indian Ocean. A new scientific paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science, details the first study ever that examines spatial, […]

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BCSS Founder and Chief Scientist to speak at the Blue Economy Summit in Milan

The Blue Economy Summit, hosted by the One Ocean Foundation as part of world Ocean Week, will take place in Milan on June 4th,2024, at the Bocconi University. Keynote speakers include renowned conservationist Sylvia Earle, esteemed scientists such as Carlos Duarte, and international leaders like Minna Epps. Experts from science, entrepreneurship and finance will meet to discuss crucial

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BCSS Empowers Environmental Leaders Across Oceans

BCSS Scientific Training Program (STP) doesn’t finish once the internship placement onsite comes to an end. We value new connections and always try to stay in touch with our students. This enables us to provide broader support in all aspects of the further career development, that extents way beyond onsite experiences, be it professional guidance

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Encountering the Enigmatic Zebra Shark: A Dive into its Mysteries

The oceans are vast and teeming with life, harboring creatures of all shapes and forms, from the smallest plankton to the mightiest whales. Belonging to the carpet sharks group (having their name inspired by marbled appearance resembling ornamental carpet designs), the Zebra Shark is an enigmatic species, renowned for its striking appearance. Recently, the BCSS

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Great Metrics and Insights Featured in the New BCSS Brochure

This week marks an exciting step for BCSS, as we launch our new brochure, showcasing over six years of dedicated work in and around the iconic Bazaruto seascape spanning 1,430 square kilometres across five islands. These waters are home to high species diversity, and BCSS made its mission to support the environmental management of this

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Annual Impact Report: Kisawa Sanctuary and BCSS

In our 2023 Impact Report, we celebrate a year of achievements in sustainability and community engagement. Founded on the ethos of purpose-driven hospitality, Kisawa Sanctuary and BCSS embody a pioneering spirit, weaving together environmental stewardship, scientific research, and social responsibility. Central to our values is the symbiotic relationship between Kisawa and BCSS, where marine research

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2023: Our Year in Review

This year, we launched our 5-Star PADI dive center supporting marine science, encountered exciting marine life such as a Dwarf Minke whale, incredibly rare ornate eagle rays and a sailfish, hosted a great group of Scientific Training Participants, and supported marine science throughout the year via our Ocean Observatory. We formed new partnerships, expanded our team

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Pioneering Sustainable Ocean Research Towards Achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

This article is written by Ekaterina Kalashnikova and Karolina Högberg. In 2015, the United National member states came together and adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, encompassing 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), ranging from topics such as poverty and education to clean water and ocean conservation. Situated in the heart of the Bazaruto Archipelago,

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BCSS Provides Fundamental Marine Logistics Support in Pioneering Deep Learning Framework for Marine Mammal and Bioacoustic Research – New Publication Now Out

BCSS is pleased to have collaborated with the Deep Voice Foundation (N. Bressler, M. Faran, A. Galor, M. M. Michelashvili, T. Nachshon, and N. Weiss) and facilitated a data acquisition expedition for the development of Soundbay, an open-source Python framework designed to facilitate bio-acoustic and machine learning research. Soundbay allows researchers to harness deep learning-based

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