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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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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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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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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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March Update: Website Launch, COP26 Media Visit, Beach Clean-Ups And More

COP26 VisitWe were honoured to be invited to work together with the British High Commission on a short documentary that will be shown at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. The film crew (Sheila Saiete, Albertina Zandamela and Regina Charuma) has been staying at our field station, shooting various aspects of the Ocean …

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February Update: Ocean Observatory progress, Permaculture and more

We had a great start of 2021, as January was packed with interesting new projects, exciting collaborations and lots of data and research. We are eagerly looking ahead into the year, and have plenty more to share with you over the next couple of months. For now, enjoy our review of January’s activities at BCSS, …

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Sighting of large aggregation of giant manta rays in the Bazaruto Archipelago

January and February are traditionally peak months for giant manta aggregations around the southern Mozambican coast. While routinely working offshore in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (BANP) monitoring marine life, BCSS scientists spotted large aggregations of giant manta rays (Manta alfredi) in different locations on several days from one of the BCSS research boats. On the 31st …

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Our 2020 highlights: Ocean Observatory, Marine Science Program and more

This year has been like no other, with ups and downs none of us could have foreseen. Despite the tight grip of COVID-19 on the world and Mozambique border closures, we continued collecting data, conducting research and working on projects to the best of our ability. Please enjoy our 2020 highlights, and thank you for your continued …

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Why we ask for a fee to join the Marine Science Program at BCSS

Do you want to join our Marine Science Program, but are you concerned that you have to pay? We understand that you might be wondering if joining BCSS will be real value, what is included and where your money goes to exactly. BCSS is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), which means that BCSS is a non-profit …

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Official Launch of the BCSS Marine Science Program: Volunteering and Internships

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Marine Science Program. The program is tailored at individuals who are passionate about the ocean, marine research and environmental conservation. The opportunity to volunteer or join one of the internships was created with the goal of providing chances and potential career prospects for those who …

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