Manta Mania

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Donate your Sunday afternoon to our oceans whilst enjoying some sweet tunes and good vibes at the Railway Hotel. There will be manta merch, hearty food, and the raffle of a lifetime! Please come on down and show your support. All proceeds from the event will go towards manta ray research and conservation!

Check out the line up in more detail here:

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Abbie Cardwell

Manta rays are gentle giants, however these iconic marine species are under threat from fisheries that target them for their gill rakers, which are highly prized for use in bogus Chinese health tonics. We have already witnessed population declines of up to 80% of baseline numbers in some parts of the world. In order to properly protect manta populations we need to learn significantly more about these amazing creatures.

Freo local Steph Venables has been involved in marine research and conservation since 2009 when she began her degree as a marine scientist. In 2014 she joined the Marine Megafauna Foundation and has since been working on manta ray research and conservation projects in Mozambique and Indonesia.

She is now embarking on a PhD, which will focus on the use of genetic techniques to provide vital information on a population that can be used to guide effective management and understand the conservation requirements for declining populations across the globe.

In order to take on a project like this, Steph needs your support...
Things cost money, and we would like to enlist your help raising that money so that this project can reach it’s full potential and we can help to understand and protect these incredible creatures!
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