An assessment of sharks and rays at a critical site in Mozambique

Grantee Marine Action Research (MAR)- Zavora Marine Lab
Location 2019
Grant Amount 25,000
Duration One year

Mozambique is home to many threatened and data deficient species of sharks and rays, several of which inhabit Zavora’s waters. This project focuses on all sharks and rays in the region, with a strong emphasis on the reef manta ray. Over the past decade, Mozambique has had a drastic decline in manta ray sightings. Zavora may be a critical site in which the remaining individuals visit, or have moved to over the years, highlighting the urgency to protect this critical habitat.