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MantaWatch Internship – have you got what it takes?

Applications are open for the 2016 MantaWatch Internship Program. Young marine conservationist and future leaders can apply today to launch their career.

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Manta Rays Protected in Maldives

The Republic of Maldives has today protected mantas, mobulas and other rays throughout the entire country.

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Indonesia Creates World’s Largest Manta Sanctuary

Indonesia creates a manta ray sanctuary spanning almost 6 million square kilometers, and fully protects mantas throughout the country

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Where are they now? Muhammad Ichsan

After completing the MantaWatch Internship Program, Muhammad Ichsan wrote a thesis on manta rays, became a shark researcher in North Maluku and is now studying at the University of Queensland. He reflects on the impacts of his internship.

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