Tag: coral

Raja Ampat 2012: Swimming with Ocean Nomads

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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The team is encountering sea turtles galore! Read about their diving experiences with some of the ocean’s most vulnerable nomads.

Raja Ampat 2012: Innovative Approaches to Marine Conservation

Written by | October 31st, 2012

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Learn how an agreement between local communities and Sea Sanctuaries Trust is protecting some of the most famous and popular reefs for divers that visit Raja Ampat.

Raja Ampat 2012: Checking Up on Reefs

Written by | October 31st, 2012

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How resilient are the corals of Raja Ampat? And what does that mean for reefs the world over? Our team investigates.

Raja Ampat 2012: Swimming with the Sharks

Written by | October 28th, 2012

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The Raja Ampat team is surrounded by sharks! But that’s a good thing — let our own fish expert Purwanto explain why.

Raja Ampat 2012: Exploring the Mayalibit Bay Barrier Reef

Written by | October 26th, 2012

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The Raja Ampat team reaches an important dive site and conducts an early test of the strength of local marine protected areas.

Raja Ampat 2012: Manta Towing and More Along the Equator

Written by | October 25th, 2012

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What’s manta towing? And how are reefs outside of Raja Ampat’s protected areas doing? Find out from the Conservancy’s Sangeeta Mangubhai as the trip continues.

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.

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