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Meet the 2016 MantaWatch Interns

Meet the four young marine conservationists and future leaders who have been selected to become the 2016 MantaWatch Interns

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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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Day 15: Sharks, Turtles but no Mantas in Komodo

Day 15 of MIP-2016 and the interns are divided. At sea they record sharks, turtles but no mantas, while in the classroom they are working on education materials


Day 10: Between Two Oceans

Day 10 of MIP-2016 and the interns find many mantas in central Komodo National Park, before experiencing their first night dive

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