The photo story Feeding Frenzy by Save Our Seas Foundation Chief Photographer Thomas P. Peschak appears in the July issue of National Geographic magazine. The 32 different language editions of the magazine introduces the manta rays of the Maldives and the pioneering research of Save Our Seas Foundation scientist Guy Stevens to more than 50 million readers. In recent news, the Maldivian government has proclaimed the research site, Hanifaru, a marine protected area which will aid in the conservation of these beautiful creatures.
Can manta rays recognise individual humans? Save Our Seas Foundation sponsored researcher Guy Stevens tells us about a manta ray that he rescued recently that was entangled in fishing line. The same manta then seemed to recognise Guy a few days later. Guy’s research is helping us understand these beautiful creatures so that we can better protect them. Guy features in a BBC Two documentary showing on Wednesday 11 November 8pm – Andrea: Queen of Mantas
Dr Andrea Marshall tells us about her manta ray research in Mozambique. Andrea has spent the past 5 years in Mozambique studying manta rays. Last year she discovered the existence of a second species of manta ray. Andrea appears in a BBC Two documentary ‘Andrea: Queen of Mantas’ which follows her work in Mozambique.
Dr Andrea Marshall talks about her discovery of a previously unknown second species of giant manta ray. Andrea has been working from a remote site off the coast of Mozambique in East Africa, studying a large population of giant manta rays. Andrea appears in a BBC Two documentary ‘Andrea: Queen of Mantas’ which follows her work in Mozambique.
Manta researcher Dr. Bob Rubin talks about the tags he uses to track the movements of Giant Manta Rays in the area around the Socorro Archipelago 250 miles West of Mexico. This knowledge is crucial to formulating effective conservation strategies for these beautiful animals.