On 31 December, the first hydrophone (underwater microphone) in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago National Park was deployed by OWB’s Leo Gungulo. Sound is critical to marine research. A healthy coral reef, teeming in marine life, will have a ‘busy’ sound picture. The presence of key species, like migratory humpback whales, who use sound to navigate, communicate and capture prey, can be identified. And the sound signature of specific species like the critically endangered dugong can be established. This developing, collaborative project on Benguerra Island holds the promise of invaluable research data to guide conservation and protection measures. Click here to read more.