Marine Megafauna Foundation

Marine Megafauna Foundation

Marine Megafauna Foundation
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Each week Marine Megafauna Foundation holds 3 different hour-long talks: | Manta Monday at Dathonga - 6pm - 200 Metical pp | Whale Shark Wednesday at Tofo Do Mar Hotel - 6pm - 200 Metical pp | Free Friday at Casa de Comer - 6pm - Free entry | Come along to find out more about marine megafauna and why ongoing research is critical to their protection. All funds raised from the talks go directly back into our research and conservation programs to protect marine megafauna.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Amy S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We visited MMF for one of their Wednesday talks. This one was about Humpback Whales and was totally fascinating.
Written 13 August 2023
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LFCKOPITE4EVER
Rancho Mirage, CA239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I visited the center having already spent time with Melissa who joined our Peri-Peri Ocean Safari trip as a foundation researcher. She shared much on the good mission and yes, we were fortunate enough to spend extended time with a whale shark in water. Wow!
Written 8 August 2022
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annesJ6412JZ
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Gotta do a huge shout out to these people. It’s a group of researchers working with the ‘ mega’ ones - sharks, whales, whale shark, manta rays and turtles.
I’d read about them on TripAdvisor but happened to meet two of the volunteers (Tia and Harry) at dinner my first night.
I went to all 3 of their talks on sharks, mantas and humpbacks.
While reasonably scientific, I learned a lot and have a new found appreciation for sharks lol
The best bit is though, when you go out with PeriPeri divers, there are researchers/ assistants on every boat who can answer all your questions and give you lots more information 😁
Written 24 September 2019
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Laurens F
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Great knowledge, very important conservancy mission. Book a safari through Peri Peri and someone from MMF will come along and explain everything about Whale Sharks and Mantas.
Written 18 April 2019
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Ticino4
Minusio, Switzerland222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
We had the pleasure to see and hear one of the assistant researchers during our Ocean Safari and dives at Peri Peri dive center. She explained the work MMF is doing by monitoring the presence of various sea animals as whale sharks, turtles and several types of Rays,by making identification photos!
A real great work.
Also the community work they do is great, making the local people aware of the treasures their ocean contains and how to preserve this.

It’s a pity the volunteers helping MMF are confronted with regular “visits” from the immigration authorities who always find some “irregularities “ and ask for “fine”payments.
This already leaded to some volunteers to depart and cancellations of the information talks.

Written 6 January 2019
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Carolyn R
Lusaka, Zambia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I appreciate them so much for all their efforts. I have attended some of their information sessions held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and have found them to be quite informative. I hope that they get the support they need to thrive. Keep it up!
Written 28 July 2018
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Jessica H
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
I dived with MMF on a few occasions and also attended a couple of their talks which were hugely interesting and informative. Super work !
Written 2 June 2018
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Mac Slupinski
Geneva, Switzerland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Foundation is doing research, but also fantastic presentations three times a week for everyone and for free. A lot of super interesting knowledge, and rare opportunity to learn and help. Manatas, whale sharks and lepard sharks explained in their biology and in need for their conservation/help.
Written 21 May 2018
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fitxifitxi
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
I went to Tofo to dive with big megafauna and I meet Ana, part of the MMF, in some of the dives. Sharing the boat with such a knowledgeable person was a priviledge so I decided to attend the talks too. I went for the manta ray and whale sharks ones. Both were extremenly interesting and given in a very easily understandable manner although it is highly routed in state of the art research. You only donate 200 METs and you leave with a big smile and better understanding on the area and the animals that stay there.
They also have programs to envolve local community and they have a good impact on the little town of Tofo.
Not to be missed if you love the ocean!
Written 7 May 2018
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Skillas897
Port Elizabeth, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
These research talks are great and really informative. The MMF does a really good job on these dives collecting information and putting it together. Keep up the good work
Written 12 February 2018
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