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Please see below for recent articles about MMF, our latest press releases and how to get in touch with our media team.

How We Can Help

MMF’s vision is a world in which marine life and humans thrive together and we aspire to attain it by saving threatened marine megafauna. ‘Megafauna’ are large marine species such as sharks, rays, marine mammals and sea turtles.

If you're a journalist working on a story about topics such as marine megafauna, plastic pollution and ocean conservation and are in need of statistics, information, expert comments or imagery, please get in touch with our media team who will be happy to help. We have high-resolution images and videos available and can also assist film crews on location.

Media Contact

For press information, images or to set up an interview with an MMF spokesperson, please contact: media@marinemegafauna.org

List of scientific publications

A list of our studies and reports can be found here

THE LATEST MMF PRESS RELEASES

Freediver with manta (c) Andrea Marshall, Marine Megafauna Foundation

TOURISTS AND FISHERS KEY TO FUTURE OF RARE MANTA NURSERY

Scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation and Murdoch University are reporting a large number of juvenile manta rays in the waters of Nusa Penida, a small island 18km southeast of Bali, suggesting the area may be a nursery for this threatened species. Infographic and illustrations by Giulia de Amicis  Reef mantas (Mobula alfredi), which grow […]

The straight-line distances and expanse of open water between the two nearest known aggregation areas for M. alfredi in the Pacific
Ocean and Ulloa, Cocos Island Costa Rica - Arauz et al 2019

REEF MANTA RAY RECORDED FOR FIRST TIME IN EASTERN PACIFIC

Chance sighting suggests ‘coastal manta’ may venture out further offshore than previously thought A pregnant reef manta ray was encountered for the first time at the remote Cocos Island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, challenging our current understanding of this threatened species, which is usually known to roam coastal waters. An international team of marine […]

Aerial shot of Tubbataha Reefs - Simon J Pierce

INCREDIBLE NUMBERS OF REEF SHARKS FOUND IN PHILIPPINE MARINE PROTECTED AREA

Scientists from Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE), Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) and Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) have found incredibly high numbers of reefs sharks in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP), Philippines. The numbers are higher than most other marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world and highlight the importance of large, well-managed marine […]