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Manta Rays in the Bazaruto Archipelago

Encountering a manta ray is a magical experience, and not uncommon in the Bazaruto Archipelago seascape. Both the reef manta ray (Mobula alfredi) and giant manta ray (Mobula birostris) are found in these waters. With manta season around the corner, we are already seeing aggregations of reef mantas feeding on the surface on trapped plankton fronts during expeditions, while […]

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2022: Our Year in Review

We look back at a successful 2022 of both regional and international big steps for marine science and conservation. It’s been a busy year filled with open ocean expeditions, new scientific papers we contributed to, on-site scientific training programs, spectacular wildlife sightings, and high-end marine research. We are tremendously excited to continue on the same

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“Diving Inspires Conservation”, an Interview with Diving Manager Mauro Jije

As a dive manager and marine operations manager, Mauro Jije is at the heart of every day action at the station. Whether it’s an expedition out to open ocean, diving with sharks during a course or managing remote island marine logistics; Mauro rolls up his sleeves and gets it done. His passion for the ocean

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Spectacular Humpback Whale Behaviour Prior to Returning to their Feeding Grounds

Bazaruto Seascape is part of the ocean basin that is home to a considerable diversity of marine mammals. It is for a reason that in 1979 the Indian Ocean was designated as a whale sanctuary by the International Whaling Commission, and it’s been evident ever since that the decision was right and timely, as by

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Interns Spotlight: Giulia Cortinovis & Hollie French

Marine Science Program interns Hollie and Giulia contributed to BCSS for four weeks, diving into the world of marine science through lectures, scuba diving the Bazaruto Archipelago, assisting with megafauna observations and participating in marine debris collections. As Giulia is currently studying for a master’s degree in marine sciences and Hollie is a medical lab

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Dr. Mario Lebrato’s lectures for the Ocean University of China

Oceanographer and well-published scientist, Dr. Mario Lebrato, was invited to lecture at the Ocean University of China, located in Qingdao, as part of the university’s International Summer Course last month. Additionally, and as a member of the panel formed by professors and politicians, Mario discussed various topics via Zoom under the overarching theme “Global Climate

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Now Available: Our Half-Yearly Marine Debris Report

In partnership with African Parks, BCSS collects marine debris at five carefully selected locations on Benguerra Island. The data gathered from the collections conducted from January until the end of June have been analysed and are now accessible through our half-yearly report. The team has spent a total of 72 hours at the sites, collecting marine debris

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5 Reasons Why You Should Join our Dive Master Internship Program

Are you considering becoming a PADI Professional? Our Dive Master Internship enables you to transform your passion into your career. Located in the heart of the Bazaruto Archipelago on Benguerra Island, our dive centre will enable you to dive coral reefs that are home to over 2000 fish species, while encountering megafauna like manta rays,

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