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2021: Our Year In Review

Last year was an eventful year for us, with many highlights to celebrate: from new collaborations and partnerships, the establishment of an educational food garden at the Benguerra Island primary school, to sighting large groups of humpback whales and teaching volunteers and interns how we conduct marine science research.  January & February We ended 2020 …

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January Update: Our Year In Review, New Collaborations, Marine Debris Update and Wildlife Highlights

Happy 2022! At the station, we are looking back on our highlights of the last year. From new collaborations and partnerships and the establishment of an educational food gardenat the Benguerra Island primary school, to sighting large groups of humpback whales and teaching volunteers and interns how we conduct marine science research. Read our full year in review article …

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December Update: New Article on Climate Change, Crescendo Azul Conference and Internships Open for 2022

New Article: Climate Change and the West Indian Ocean The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has incited much global discussion about its successes and failures. In the spirit of the summit, we elaborate on the importance of research and continuous data in order to find solutions to the major threat to our planet. …

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October Update: Orcas, Hammerheads, Humpback Whales and upcoming Papers

Group of Orcas Spotted Northeast Off Benguerra Island On the 25th of September, a pod of killer whales (Orcinus orca) were encountered. Four individuals were identified a few miles northeast from Benguerra Island. The orcas surfaced several times, but moved mostly at a depth of 10 to 20 meters, heading south. Orcas belong to the …

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September Update: Humpback Season, Job Opportunities, Free Diving Courses, New Collaborations and Wildlife Sightings

Humpback Whale Season in Full Swing July marks the start of humpback whale season in Mozambique, and the number of early sightings have noticeably increased this year. From July until the end of August, we have made 41 sightings – and though this might mean we have seen the same individual on multiple occasions, it …

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August Update: World Mangrove Day, Marine Science Workshops, Wildlife Sightings

Happy World Mangrove Day!On the 27th of July, we celebrated #WorldMangroveDay at BCSS. Mangrove forests are complex ecosystems with many functions. In our latest article, “The Value of Mangroves for Marine Life, Coastal Communities and Climate Change”, we are deep diving into a mangrove forest’s functionality and how land and marine animals, as well as …

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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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