Shannon Murphy

Shannon Murphy

Columbia University

Master Student


Published on Jul 18, 2018

Manta Ray Research Trip Update!

Hi everyone!Thanks to your generous donations, I was able to carry out my manta ray research this past May in Papua New Guinea, and the trip was a HUGE success!When we first arrived to our research...

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Published on Mar 14, 2018

72% Has Been Reached!

Hi everyone!Thanks to all your generous donations, my project has reached 72% of its goal! Conservation International said they would cover any percentage not funded after this, so my project will ...

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Published on Mar 11, 2018

Crowdfunding Summary and Update

Hi everyone!This is just a reminder that Conservation International is going to fund the remainder of my project once I reach 70%! I am currently at 55%, so just 15% more to go! 37 individuals have...

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Published on Mar 07, 2018

Very exciting crowdfunding news! Please read!

Hi everyone!I have some very exciting news about funding for my project! Conservation International, a non-governmental conservation organization, said if I could reach 70% of my goal, they would c...

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Published on Mar 01, 2018

Research Paper Summary and Review: Satellite Tracking of Manta Rays Highlights Challenges to Their Conservation

Research Paper Summary and Review: Satellite Tracking of Manta Rays Highlights Challenges to Their ConservationHi everyone!Today, I am going to do a quick summary and review of a paper about manta ...

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Published on Feb 26, 2018

Manta Ray Update! What is your money going towards?

Hi everyone!So far, my project is 31% funded! Just another 69% more to go! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and manta ray conservation so far. I wanted to write a quick lab note just upda...

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Published on Feb 21, 2018

Manta Ray Satellite Telemetry: Success Story

During my field trip to Papua New Guinea in December of 2016, I experienced something all wildlife biologists fear when going out into the field - I wasn't able to find my study species. Past satel...

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Published on Feb 20, 2018

An Ofishial Overview of How I Ended Up Focusing My Research on Manta Ray Conservation

I strongly believe that you shouldn’t be in your field of work unless you love what you do (of course, this is a privilege and I understand this is not an option for everyone). Not everyone is goin...

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Published on Feb 15, 2018

Why is it important to protect manta rays?

Thirty feet deep, off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, my scuba diving partner starts frantically banging his scuba tank with a metal rod to get my attention. Every scuba diver knows that when you hea...

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Reply to:Lynn DuffyLynn Duffy
Hi Lynn! Sorry if my lab note was unclear - I was trying to imply that if you have not donated yet, I still encourage you to if you want to hear future updates about my research. I would love to share with everyone who has funded the progress of my research as it continues! Letting you know when...more