Tag: Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat 2012: Letting Locals Lead

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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Learn how communities in Raja Ampat are leading the charge and protecting the wealth of natural resources in their own backyards.

Raja Ampat 2012: Does Fish Length Matter?

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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What can we learn about a fish — and its ecosystem — from its length? Our crack team of fish-spotters has the answer.

Raja Ampat 2012: An Old Dog Learning New Tricks

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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Scientists on the 2012 Raja Ampat coral monitoring trip are boldly experimenting with new technologies. Will their cell phones pass the “tissue” test?

Reef Resilience Revealed: How We Can Help Corals Recover

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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In advance of delivering a speech at the Colorado Ocean Coalition’s Making WAVES Symposium, Dr. Rod Salm reflects on a career of coral conservation.

Raja Ampat 2012: On the Way

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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After two years of designing this project, the scuba diving teams are finally on their way to survey the reefs of Raja Ampat. Sharks and fish await — join in!

Unexplored Territory: Follow the 2012 Raja Ampat Journey

Written by | October 15th, 2012

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Join this year’s trip to Raja Ampat, where our scientists are trying something new: exploring coral reefs we don’t protect to learn about the ones we do.

Nature Brains: Environmental Education Pays Off for MPAs

Written by | March 27th, 2012

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What’s the price of a good marine education? Turns out it’s just $24/year, according to a new study by Nature Conservancy scientists.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Journey Home

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Jo and Sangeeta reflect on a tiring and inspiring journey to the Raja Ampat Islands, where the team’s research will help protect both nature and people.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Diving Daram

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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In the farthest-flung corner of Raja Ampat, the dive team is encountering both shark finners and thriving populations of sea turtles. Join the adventure!

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.

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