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Mobula Blogula

Read about Bex and Graham's adventures with Manta Rays in Bora Bora!
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Post 1 - We're Here!

Graham and Bex arrive in Bora Bora

Join Bex and Graham, two SEA LIFE London Aquarium team members on an epic journey to French Polynesia! They'll be working for the Manta Trust in Bora Bora, researching Manta Rays.
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Post 2 - What the devil (ray) is a Mobula?

Find out why this is called the Mobula Blogula, and a bit more about the various rays Graham and Bex hope to encounter.
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Post 3 - Grey skies, blue waters

Thunderstorms, sea sickness and the first Manta Ray
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Post 4 - Mantas in the mist

Diving in Anau, and hello from Cécile
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Post 5 - Big Fish, Big Problems

Bex explains the gill plate trade and the effect on Mantas
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Post 6 - Project update and (awesome) cleaning stations

Graham updates on the project progress and has his legs cleaned!
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Post 7 - Oh Mama!

A month in Bora Bora and a very pregnant Manta!
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Post 8 - The Joy of Databases

Graham explains how we keep track of mantas from all over the world using nothing but their bellies
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Post 9 - Ray-Ja Vu

Bex's second edition of manta threats, how you can help, and we've made a new cheeky turtle friend
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Post 10 - All Aboard the Love Train

Mating season is here and love is definitely in the water at Anau this week as Graham and Bex witness some beautiful courtship displays.
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Post 11 - Like Minded Folks

Graham and Bex meet some other passionate marine conservationists in Bora Bora and visit a turtle rehab centre
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Post 12 - Fiery Festivities and Fishy Folklore

We go to a manta themed Bora Bora festival and Bex explains how the role of mantas in Polynesian culture and folklore has changed.
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Post 13 - Time Flies

Graham introduces some of the 'regulars' from Bora Bora and why these mantas in particular have become like fishy friends.
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Post 14 - Project Video

After 6 month's of hard work, Bex and Graham have come to the end of their time on Bora Bora. But before they left, they put together this great film teaching us all about manta rays, coral reefs and Bora Bora.
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Covid-19 Update

We are delighted to confirm that SEA LIFE London Aquarium will reopen on August 1st and can’t wait to see you! Pre-booking your visit online is essential for all guests (including passholders).
The health and safety of our guests and staff is always our number one priority. In line with the latest Government guidance, we have introduced a number of additional hygiene and safety measures which you’ll see in place when you next visit.