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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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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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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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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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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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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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