Tag: reef

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Designing a Resilient Network of Marine Protected Areas

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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The Banda Islands are a high priority for marine conservation, and an important area to expand the coverage of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Indonesia.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Challenges and Opportunities for Marine Conservation

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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The Banda Islands have a rich and violent history as the Spice Islands.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: A Refuge for an Endangered Species

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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Napoleon Wrasse are never very abundant, although they do form small aggregations of tens to more than a 100 fish to reproduce. They also change sex from female to male, so most small adults are female and it is mainly the males that exceed 1m in length. Sometimes around spawning time, you can see a harem of Napoleon Wrasse comprising a large male and several smaller females.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Corals and Volcanoes

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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The coral reefs of the Banda Islands have some of the most spectacular and resilient reefs in the world. One of the reasons for this, is that they are in the heart of the Coral Triangle ⎯ the epicentre of marine diversity.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: A Rapid Marine Assessment

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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Last week (November 7-16th 2012) Conservancy scientist Alison Green traveled to the Banda Islands to help the Coral Triangle Centre conduct a second rapid marine assessment, which focused on collecting the social and ecological information required to design a resilient network of MPAs for the area.

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?

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.

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