Tag: coral bleaching

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Gearing Up

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Find out how the dive team is able to write notes with a pencil while under water and why they aren’t just using toothpaste for brushing their teeth.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Heat Is On

Written by | November 29th, 2011

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For those who think temperature ain’t nothing but a number, think again: warmer weather is having a profound impact on coral reefs.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Innovative Approaches to Marine Conservation

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Learn how ecotourism is behind one of the most important marine conservation achievements in Indonesia.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Coral Galore

Written by | November 27th, 2011

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Raja Ampat is home to more than 550 species of coral. It’s a wonder to behold — but a hassle to catalog. Learn how the team is tackling a Herculean task.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Where Have the Giant Clams Gone?

Written by | November 23rd, 2011

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Meet the expedition’s Community Monitoring Assistants, learn about their past careers and join the search for underwater invertebrates.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Long and Short of Reef Health Monitoring

Written by | November 22nd, 2011

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The expedition team has been encountering some exotic species. Join them as they examine a gigantic fish ball!

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: What Does a Resilient Reef Look Like?

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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Reef resilience is a key concept behind the expedition’s goals in Raja Ampat. Learn why it’s reshaping the way we protect coral around the world.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: First Impressions

Written by | November 18th, 2011

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Wake up with the expedition team to calm, clear waters surrounded by jaw-dropping mountains. It’s time to go diving and monitor some reefs!

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Taking in the Heart of the Coral Triangle

Written by | November 17th, 2011

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Before the team can dive they need to do things like tie pencils to slates and guess the length of plastic fish. Find out why these mundane tasks are so important.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Setting Out to Sea

Written by | November 16th, 2011

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As the expedition begins, Sangeeta Mangubhai reflects on some of the major issues facing the team and lessons learned from 4 years working in Raja Ampat.

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