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PhD Candidate in Manta Rays and Southern Rays in Southern Africa

Michelle Carpenter was born in upstate New York and is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has researched manta rays for four years in Mozambique and Indonesia. She has been working in the marine biology field for nine years, with experience in marine megafauna research, coral monitoring and restoration, teaching, public outreach/education, and underwater videography/photography.

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