Articles by MCAF Account

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Blog sobre Espuma, la ballena franca austral patagónica

January 26, 2021

Florencia dirige un proyecto que busca integrar fotografías de ballenas francas australes tomadas desde embarcaciones por operadores de avistamiento de ballenas con el catálogo de encuestas aéreas......Read More

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Mar de Esperanza en Osa Costa Rica: Tiburones martillo naciendo en tiempos de Pandemia Covid-19

January 8, 2021

Como la naturaleza continúa con su ciclo habitual sin importar el Covid-19, estos meses de junio, julio y agosto 2020, fueron meses de nacimientos en el Santuario del Tiburón Martillo Golfo Dulce......Read More

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We went to The Gambia – Part 2

December 29, 2020

We are back to you once again following on from Part 1 of our “Think Global, Act Local” sea turtle conservation adventures in The Gambia....Read More

Thamiliny takes notes as she speaks to a coastal fisher in Mathagal, Jaffna.

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Gaining insights into the effects of COVID- 19 on coastal fisheries in Sri Lanka – Tamil

November 20, 2020

COVID-19 இன் தாக்கங்களை புரிந்து கொள்ள ஓஷன்ஸ்வெல் செயல்படுகிறது, குறிப்பாக பூட்டுதல், சமூகத்தின் மிகவும் பாதிக்கப்படக்கூடிய பகுதிகளில், பெண்கள் மீனவர்களை இலக்காகக் கொண்ட ஒரு பெரிய பகுதி....Read More

Manatee breath in N'dogo Lagoon Gabon

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Protecting African Manatees during the COVID Pandemic

November 6, 2020

Lucy Keith-Diagne takes us through the challenges facing African manatees and the new challenges that researchers are facing due to COVID-19....Read More

Beautiful beaches in Eastern Sri Lanka.

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අවධානයෙන් ගිලිහී ගිය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මඩු මසුන්

October 27, 2020

ගයාත්‍රා බන්ඩාරා විසින් අධ්‍යයනය නොකරන ලද ගිටාර්ෆිෂ් විශේෂයක් වන ඇක්‍රොටීරියෝබැටස් වරිගෙටස් කෙරෙහි අවධානය යොමු කරමින් වයස්ගත ව්‍යාපෘතියක් සඳහා වැඩ කිරීමට ශිෂ්‍යත්වයක් ලැබුණි....Read More

Jamie holding a juvenile oceanic recently caught, trying to revive after it was having trouble breathing

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Haiti Ocean Project – French

October 9, 2020

Haiti Ocean Project se consacre aux espèces marines menacées d’Haïti depuis plus d’une décennie, à savoir les mammifères marins, les requins, les raies et les tortues marines....Read More

diver swimming with manta ray

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Descubriendo los secretos de la manta gigante en Costa Rica

September 11, 2020

Ilena Zanella, becaria de MCAF, científica de tiburones y rayas y cofundadora de Misión Tiburón Costa Rica, comparte noticias de su proyecto para estudiar y proteger la manta gigante en Costa Rica....Read More

sawfish

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Detecting Sawfish DNA in Madagascar’s Mangroves

March 12, 2020

Sawfish are amongst the most endangered of all sharks and rays worldwide. Conservation efforts are greatly hindered by a lack of knowledge about where sawfish populations still exist....Read More

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Blog about Espuma the Patagonian Southern Right Whale

January 26, 2020

Florencia directs a project that seeks to integrate boat-based southern right whale photographs taken by whale watch operators with the 48-year aerial survey catalog curated by ICB, to improve the......Read More

Diving in Costa Rica

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The Hammerhead Sharks of Peru’s Tropical Sea

December 11, 2019

Mariano Cabanillas-Torpoco describes a learning exchange between the Peruvian non-profit or-ganization Planeta Oceano and Misión Tiburón Costa Rica. ...Read More

Thamiliny takes notes as she speaks to a coastal fisher in Mathagal, Jaffna.

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Gaining insights into the effects of COVID- 19 on coastal fisheries in Sri Lanka – Sinhala

November 20, 2019

ඕෂියන්ස්වෙල් විසින් COVID-19 හි බලපෑම, විශේෂයෙන් අගුලු දැමීම, ප්‍රජාවේ වඩාත් අවදානමට ලක්විය හැකි කොටස්, කාන්තා ධීවරයින් ඉලක්ක කරගත් විශාල කොටසක් අවබෝධ කර ගැනීම සඳහා අධ්‍යයනයක් සිදු කරයි....Read More

Thamiliny takes notes as she speaks to a coastal fisher in Mathagal, Jaffna.

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Gaining insights into the effects of COVID- 19 on coastal fisheries in Sri Lanka

November 20, 2019

Oceanswell is conducting a study to understand the impacts of COVID-19, specifically the lockdown, on the most vulnerable parts of the community, a large portion targeted at small-scale fishers....Read More

photo of Thilini Apsara

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Journey to the East Coast of Sri Lanka for Rays

November 12, 2019

Thilini Apsara, undergraduate of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, had the opportunity to participate in field surveys documenting shark and ray landings in Sri Lanka....Read More

Beautiful beaches in Eastern Sri Lanka.

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இலங்கையின் மறக்கப்பட்ட திருக்கை மீன்கள்

October 27, 2019

காயத்ரா பண்டாரா ஒரு வயதான திட்டத்தில் பணிபுரிய உதவித்தொகையைப் பெற்றார்....Read More

Beautiful beaches in Eastern Sri Lanka.

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Forgotten rays of Sri Lanka

October 27, 2019

Gayathra Bandara received a scholarship to work on an ageing project focusing on the under-studied guitarfish species, Acroteriobatus variegatus....Read More

Jamie holding a juvenile oceanic recently caught, trying to revive after it was having trouble breathing

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Haiti Ocean Project

October 9, 2019

Haiti Ocean Project has been dedicated to Haiti’s endangered marine species for over a decade, namely marine mammals, sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles....Read More

Jamie holding a juvenile oceanic recently caught, trying to revive after it was having trouble breathing

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Haiti Ocean Project – Creole

October 9, 2019

Haiti Ocean Project te dedye a espès maren ki an danje Ayiti pou plis pase yon dekad, sètadi mamifè maren, reken, stingrays, ak tòti lanmè....Read More

diver swimming with manta ray

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Discovering the Secrets of the Giant Manta in Costa Rica

September 11, 2019

In this piece, MCAF grantee Ilena Zanella, shark and ray scientist and co-founder of Misión Tiburón Costa Rica, shares news of their project to study and protect giant manta rays in Costa Rica....Read More

Olive ridley sea turtle

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MCAF: Its Not Easy Being a Turtle

June 20, 2019

Navi receiving treatment for her injured flipper. Photo: TREE Foundation...Read More

The pantropical spotted dolphin is one of 14 marine mammal species documented by the Haiti Ocean Project fishermen’s monitoring network.

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MCAF: Fishermen Monitoring Network in Haiti Leads to New Discoveries and Opportunities

June 17, 2019

Fishermen Monitoring Network in Haiti Leads to New Discoveries and Opportunities....Read More

A creek in the Sundarbans with a myriad of nets across its length.

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MCAF: Sawfishes of the Sundarbans

June 11, 2019

Priyankar Chakraborty speaks about his MCAF-supported project to identify remaining populations of endangered sawfish in the Indian Sundarbans....Read More

Thresher Shark. Photo by: Anna Oposa.

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MCAF: Thresher Shark Tales

May 7, 2019

MCAF Fellow Anna Oposa, Chief Mermaid and Executive Director of Save Philippine Seas, tells of her efforts to strengthen support for and the impact of a shark shelter in the Philippines. ...Read More

MCAF Fellow Dr. Asha de Vos leads the effort to photo ID whale species such as Bryde’s, Omuras and pilot whales off the coast of Sri Lanka

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MCAF Update: Exciting Encounters with Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

March 11, 2019

Field season brings exciting encounters with blue whales in Sri Lanka for MCAF Fellow Dr. Asha de Vos. ...Read More

MCAF grantee Saoirse Pottie takes a photo that will help identify this individual zebra shark.

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MCAF Update: Studying Zebra Sharks in Mozambique

February 15, 2019

Through research dives and a successful citizen science program, an MCAF-supported project focused on studying zebra sharks has identified 89 zebra sharks in Mozambique!...Read More