Articles by MCAF Account

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


Haiti Ocean Project

October 9, 2020

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

diver swimming with manta ray


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

diver swimming with manta ray


Discovering the Secrets of the Giant Manta in Costa Rica

September 11, 2020

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



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

Olive ridley sea turtle


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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