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Manta Trust  As a charity, we co-ordinate global efforts to research & conserve mobulid rays & their habitats. Looking for some manta-stic stocking fillers:

Sarah Fowler, Principal Advisor to the Save Our Seas Foundation, joined us for the launch of The Manta Trust Global Conservation Strategy & Action Plan for Mobulid Rays this week in Monaco. This strategy was funded by @SaveOurSeasFoundation and @SharkConservationFund. Hear what she has to say about our work!⠀

Visit our website to view or download our strategy. www.mantatrust.org/our-strategy⠀

#monaco #saveourseas #cmssharks #sharksontherock #sharksmos3

Love has been in Laamu... we have recorded 11 pregnancies in the Atoll's reef manta ray population over 2018 alone! 📷: Marteyne Van Well ⠀

@SixSensesLaamu @maldivesunderwaterinitiative @mmrp_mantatrust #MaldivesUnderwaterInitiative #Maldives #Laamu #mantaray #love

Despite growing protective measures, manta and devil rays remain extremely vulnerable to exploitation. Our new Global Strategy & Action Plan for Conserving Mobulid Rays, funded by @SharkConservationFund and @SaveOurSeasFoundation, will guide future actions to ensure these incredible species have the best chance of surviving in our oceans for future generations. ⠀

We hope to see this Strategy & Action Plan used as a resource by governments, NGOs, scientists and managers. Have a look through it and identify what actions you can do! You can access it at:⠀

www.mantatrust.org/our-strategy⠀

#mantatrust #manta #conservation #devilrays #strategy #collaboration

Beautiful Manta-inspired gift selection @vargasgoteojewelry:⠀
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"Eyes on the reef 🌊👀 Some of Manta Clause’s items on the Nautical&Nice list ❤️ Your gifts, for her, for him, for you 👐🏽 help support @mantatrust @theoceanagency @teamsharkwater Shark Fin Necklace 🦈 Reef Coral Love Branch Horizon Necklace🐚 Manta Classic & Manta Fever Necklaces, Manta Kiss stack rings, Coral & Manta Defender Gemstone bracelets 🌊💕 #vargasgoteo #jewelry for #ocean and #wildlife #conservation #worthmorealive #wheretheybelong #shark #sharks #manta #coral #reef #love #sharkwater #livingcoral #mantamonday #giftsthatgiveback #racingextinction #cleanoceans #gift #change"

Yesterday we launched a global conservation strategy and action plan dedicated to manta and devil ray conservation. The document was unveiled and presented by representatives of the Manta Trust at the third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (CMS) in Monaco.

The strategy can be accessed here:
www.mantatrust.org/our-strategy

In this strategy, The Manta Trust describe a comprehensive approach and identify clear actions towards tackling the direct threats which these species face, from fisheries (target and bycatch) to tourism. The document also addresses the indirect threats that mobulids are exposed to as a result of environmental changes, such as reef degradation and pollution. ‘Despite growing protective measures, manta and devil rays remain extremely vulnerable to exploitation,’ says Guy Stevens, CEO & Founder of The Manta Trust. ‘My colleagues and I therefore hope this strategic plan will guide future actions to ensure these incredible species have the best chance of surviving in our oceans for future generations.’ @sharkconservationfund @saveourseasfoundation #cmssharks #sharksontherock #sharksmos3 #mantatrust #conservation

Our limited edition 'Manta Claus' makes a magical Christmas gift for all ages! Adopt-A-Manta today to ensure you get your Adoption Pack in time to pop it under the tree. (As a festive treat all Yuletide adoptions also get 1-month free access to the Cyclone - the members only area of our website with exclusive videos and content for manta fans). ⠀
Follow link in our bio to Adopt-A-Manta today.⠀

#manta #adoptamanta #ocean #ecogifts #mantarays #christmasideas #conservation #goodgifts #lovelypresent #mantaclaus #marineconservation

Today was the first day of the CMS Sharks MoS3 meeting in Monaco. The Sharks MoU is a specialized inter-governmental agreement under the umbrella of the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS). Its aim is to identify ways to address the main threats faced by sharks, such as unsustainable catch, bycatch, habitat loss and degradation.⠀

The Manta Trust team are thrilled to be in attendance! Isabel Ender (Head of Conservation Strategy), Bex Carter (Head of Fundraising & Comms) and Daniel Fernando (Associate Director) will be launching our Global Conservation Strategy & Action Plan for Mobulid Rays at a special event tomorrow.⠀

@oceanomonaco #sharksmos3 #cmssharks #sharksontherocks #sharks #mantarays #monaco

Understanding more about reproduction in manta rays is key to helping us better conserve them. Our team in @sixsenseslaamu in Laamu Atoll at the Maldivian Manta Ray Project have been working alongside Dr Mark Deakos from @hamerinhawaii (Hawaii Association for Marine Education) to measure female manta rays to work out what size they become sexually mature. Over 60% of the Laamu manta rays have been measured this season and we have gathered incredibly detailed and accurate data on their growth and body size using specialist equipment – such as this paired laser photogramme used to measure Baby Maya.
#manta #maldives #marineconservation #research @sixsenseslaamu @maldivesunderwaterinitiative

Fantastic volunteer opportunities in #Mexico with our friends @mantamexicocaribe:⠀
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"Volunteers program applications for summer 2019 are open!⠀
Check details in our website.⠀
Deadline 2nd February!⠀
June, August and September available.⠀
#mantaray #volunteers #travel #fish #research #marinedebris #marinescience #happiness #team #teamwork #islamujeres #mexico #biodiversity #study #experience #opportunity #boatlife @mantatrust @wiseoceans"

This video of manta rays getting a good clean at a Laamu Atoll cleaning station was taken using remote underwater video systems (RUVs). These remote devices are extremely helpful when we don’t have researchers available to jump in the water, plus they give us a useful insight on how the mantas behave when there are no divers around. Enjoy 😉 ⠀

#MaldivianMantaRayProject @sixsenseslaamu #Maldives #RUV #research #conservation #diving #scuba #underwater #whataretheyupto?

Manta #FOTD - all mantas have unique pattern of black spots on their mainly white bellies, similar to our unique fingerprints (and isn't this one a beauty!) This allows us to identify individual manta rays, and like piecing together a huge jigsaw, helps with our vital research on these fascinating creatures. ⠀

📷 @mantaguy

#FOTD #mantas #research #conservation #picoftheday #beautiful #ocean #underwater #IDthemanta

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