Manta research aims to generate knowledge on the region’s manta populations and abundance, and assist with their conservation in southern Mozambique.
Zavora Marine Lab is conducting the first biodiversity assessment of nudipleura in Mozambique: solving a complex of species problems and describing new species.
Humpback whales come to Zavora Bay each year to reproduce and give birth. Land-based surveys help provide estimates of humpback populations travelling through the region.
There are two wrecks in Zavora Bay. In 2013, the Zavora Marine Lab started a new project to monitor the colonization of the newly sunken Rio Sainas.
About the Zavora Marine Lab
The Zavora Marine Lab was founded in 2009 by marine biologist Yara Tibirica to investigate and conserve the unique marine life and coastal ecosystems of Zavora Bay, one of the most beautiful and wild areas of southern Mozambique. Zavora is one of the few places in the world where marine megafauna, including manta rays and humpback whales are still found in high abundance. Marine Action Research at the Zavora Marine Lab offers the unique opportunity to study a marine ecosystem with little human impact and where there remains much of the reef yet to be explored. The lab's ongoing research is focused on manta rays, humpback whales, nudibranchs and artificial reef (wreck) colonization.
One-on-one guidance on research and university study
Internship fee includes food, accommodation, transportation, dives and rentals in Mozambique
Low cost of living
The cost of living in Mozambique is 66 per cent lower than the United States; a cup of coffee costs $1!
Interns live together, work together and develop lasting friendships