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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

Reef manta ray swimming among plastic debris in Indonesia (c) Elitza Germanov, Marine Megafauna Foundation and Murdoch University

Microplastics on the menu of manta rays and whale sharks

Plastics pollute Indonesian feeding grounds of plankton-feeding ocean giants   Plastic pollution has a tremendous impact on marine life – and reef manta rays and whale sharks are not spared from it. These large filter-feeders swallow hundreds to thousands of cubic meters of plankton-filled water every day, and with it, tiny plastic pieces from broken […]

Social behaviour at cleaning station Raja Ampat © Andrea Marshall, Marine Megafauna Foundation

Manta rays form social bonds with each other, study shows

Manta rays form social relationships and actively choose their social partners, a new study has revealed. Research published today by scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation, Macquarie University, the University of Papua, and the University of York is the first to describe the structure of social relationships in manta rays. Sharks and rays are often […]

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 […]