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Educated in the United States and Australia, Andrea was the first person in the world to complete a PhD on manta rays. After completing her thesis in 2008, Andrea stayed on in Mozambique to spearhead the conservation efforts of this species along this remote coastline. Shortly after she, along with other members of her team, founded the Marine Megafauna Association, which grew into the now widely known Marine Megafauna Foundation. Her passionate commitment to the eastern African coast has shaped her goals as a conservation biologist. Vowing to dedicate her life to the preservation and management of the manta ray population in southern Mozambique, Andrea continues to campaign for their protection and use her scientific background to formulate plans for their management.

Almost a decade after her arrival, Andrea's world-leading manta ray research program continues to examine aspects of their biology, reproductive ecology, habitat use, migrations and social behaviour. Aside from dramatically increasing the level of knowledge on manta rays themselves, Andrea's discovery of a new giant species of manta ray in 2008 was one of the largest new species to have been described by any scientist in the last 50 years.

Learning to dive at a young age, Andrea was certified immediately at the age of twelve. Thousands of dives later, Andrea dives for both pleasure and her profession, as one of the leading marine field biologists in southern Africa. During her 20-year dive career Andrea has travelled to the ends of the globe as both a scientist, researching sharks and rays, and also as a professional underwater photographer. She fell in love with photography at an early age and was taken under the wing of world-renowned underwater photographer and cinematographer Tom Campbell when she was only 16 years old. Years of mentoring deeped her appreciation of photography and prompted a lifelong affair with the art.

At the same time Andrea began exploring the world of technical diving and found it to be useful for both research and photography. Years later, she often uses her technical diving background to push the limits of her research in an effort to explore new habitats and remote locations.

As lead scientists for one of the Save Our Seas Foundation's flagship research programs, Andrea continues to travel the globe researching manta rays and fighting for their protection. Her travels have taken her from Ecuador to Egypt and seemingly everywhere in between. Over the last 3-years Andrea has travelled to over a dozen countries on five continents as a part of her "Ray of Hope" research expedition. The primary goal of these expeditions has been to learn more about the habits of giant manta rays through a satellite tagging program. Andrea also focuses on learning more about their worldwide fisheries and educating scientists and the public about the threats facing the world's largest species of ray.

Back home in Mozambique, Andrea is still exploring the coastline of one of eastern Africa's least dived countries. Since arriving to Mozambique in early 2003, Andrea has logged over a thousand dives along this coastline exploring new reefs and documenting rare marine life. Her extraordinary encounters with rare species such as the small-eyed stingray and the snaggletooth weasel shark have earned her publications in scientific journals and popular magazines alike.

Armed with her own camera and often accompanied by documentary crews, Andrea has introduced the world to a new frontier of African diving. From the BBC's award-winning documentary on her life as a manta researcher to Ushuaia's acclaimed 2010 production on this remote coastline, Andrea continues to use hard science and visually stunning media to capture the world's attention and focus it towards conservation.

Said best in her own words, "The oceans still have so much to offer us, so many secrets to reveal. We must continue to embrace research, exploration, and conservation. I still marvel at how little we know about our great oceans. This sense of the unknown is what should drive us. It should inspire us. Now, more than at any other point in history, we have the distinct opportunity to become both the explorers and the ambassadors of this wondrous, liquid frontier."

Andrea lives at Casa Barry Lodge in Tofo Beach, Mozambique. The resort houses the Manta Ray & Whale Shark Research Center where her team conducts research throughout the year.

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Educated in the United States and Australia, Andrea was the first person in the world to complete a PhD on manta rays. After completing her thesis in 2008, Andrea stayed on in Mozambique to spearhead the conservation efforts of this species along this remote coastline. Shortly after she, along with other members of her team, founded the Marine Megafauna Association, which grew into the now widely known Marine Megafauna Foundation. Her passionate commitment to the eastern African coast has shaped her goals as a conservation biologist. Vowing to dedicate her life to the preservation and management of the manta ray population in southern Mozambique, Andrea continues to campaign for their protection and use her scientific background to formulate plans for their management.

Almost a decade after her arrival, Andrea's world-leading manta ray research program continues to examine aspects of their biology, reproductive ecology, habitat use, migrations and social behaviour. Aside from dramatically increasing the level of knowledge on manta rays themselves, Andrea's discovery of a new giant species of manta ray in 2008 was one of the largest new species to have been described by any scientist in the last 50 years.

Learning to dive at a young age, Andrea was certified immediately at the age of twelve. Thousands of dives later, Andrea dives for both pleasure and her profession, as one of the leading marine field biologists in southern Africa. During her 20-year dive career Andrea has travelled to the ends of the globe as both a scientist, researching sharks and rays, and also as a professional underwater photographer. She fell in love with photography at an early age and was taken under the wing of world-renowned underwater photographer and cinematographer Tom Campbell when she was only 16 years old. Years of mentoring deeped her appreciation of photography and prompted a lifelong affair with the art.

At the same time Andrea began exploring the world of technical diving and found it to be useful for both research and photography. Years later, she often uses her technical diving background to push the limits of her research in an effort to explore new habitats and remote locations.

As lead scientists for one of the Save Our Seas Foundation's flagship research programs, Andrea continues to travel the globe researching manta rays and fighting for their protection. Her travels have taken her from Ecuador to Egypt and seemingly everywhere in between. Over the last 3-years Andrea has travelled to over a dozen countries on five continents as a part of her "Ray of Hope" research expedition. The primary goal of these expeditions has been to learn more about the habits of giant manta rays through a satellite tagging program. Andrea also focuses on learning more about their worldwide fisheries and educating scientists and the public about the threats facing the world's largest species of ray.

Back home in Mozambique, Andrea is still exploring the coastline of one of eastern Africa's least dived countries. Since arriving to Mozambique in early 2003, Andrea has logged over a thousand dives along this coastline exploring new reefs and documenting rare marine life. Her extraordinary encounters with rare species such as the small-eyed stingray and the snaggletooth weasel shark have earned her publications in scientific journals and popular magazines alike.

Armed with her own camera and often accompanied by documentary crews, Andrea has introduced the world to a new frontier of African diving. From the BBC's award-winning documentary on her life as a manta researcher to Ushuaia's acclaimed 2010 production on this remote coastline, Andrea continues to use hard science and visually stunning media to capture the world's attention and focus it towards conservation.

Said best in her own words, "The oceans still have so much to offer us, so many secrets to reveal. We must continue to embrace research, exploration, and conservation. I still marvel at how little we know about our great oceans. This sense of the unknown is what should drive us. It should inspire us. Now, more than at any other point in history, we have the distinct opportunity to become both the explorers and the ambassadors of this wondrous, liquid frontier."

Andrea lives at Casa Barry Lodge in Tofo Beach, Mozambique. The resort houses the Manta Ray & Whale Shark Research Center where her team conducts research throughout the year.

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  • How much does it cost to book Andrea Marshall?

    Booking fees for Andrea Marshall, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Andrea Marshall, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Andrea Marshall?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andrea Marshall for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andrea Marshall for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andrea Marshall or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andrea Marshall or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Andrea Marshall is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Andrea Marshall for your event is available upon request. Andrea Marshall generally travels from Mozambique and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tundi Agardy, Dr. Adam Summers, Dr. Hendrik Poinar, Malik Marjan and Samuel H. Gruber. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Andrea Marshall for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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