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Preserving a Forest, Creating Income

November 24, 2014

Logging in Morovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

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Today, we start working near Marovo Lagoon in the New Georgia Islands. This area is famous because it’s the largest saltwater lagoon in the world encompassing 700 square kilometers; however, this area is also well known for something else—its talented …

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It's the Small Things (Nudibranches!)

November 21, 2014

Batangas halgerda nudibranch.

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As a coral surveyor, it often happens that I can while away an hour-long dive almost thoroughly upside down, my face only inches away from the substrate as I count and measure colonies. This means I often miss the ‘big …

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Mapping the Blue Wins Film Award at…

November 20, 2014

BLUE Film Award

LANDOVER, MD November 15, 2014 – The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and its founder, His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia, have won the award for Best Film in the Conservation Innovation and Solutions category …

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Sneaky Sea Turtle

November 19, 2014

Sneaky Sea Turtle

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Typically, people scuba dive to see beautiful coral reefs that are teeming with life. For most of us (scientists), we are focused on getting our work done, and it’s often difficult to fully appreciate all that is going on around …

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The Silent World

November 17, 2014

Kavachi Eruption, Solomon Islands

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In 1953 Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Frédéric Dumas co-authored the book The Silent World (with the rather verbose subtitle: A story of undersea discovery and adventure, by the first men to swim at record depths with the freedom of fish). …

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Sustainable Seaweed Farming - Part 2

November 14, 2014

Above water view of seaweed plot marked by stakes.

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Today is our last day diving and providing education near Malakobi Island. The wind has picked up; however, the sun is still out. Today the education team traveled to Kia to provide their education program. Families in Kia started seaweed …

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Living Oceans Foundation Hosts the…

November 12, 2014

Living Oceans Foundation hosts Catlin Seaview Survey

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The incredible folks from Catlin Seaview Survey are onboard the Shadow with us, here is an update from Ben Neal: I am the Shallow Reef Team Leader this year for the Catlin Seaview Survey, working as part of the Coral …

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Sea Turtle Sanctuary

November 10, 2014

Hawksbill sea turtle beak close-up.

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Today was our last day surveying the Arnavon Islands. The sun was out, the seas were calm, and the diving was spectacular. The Arnavon Islands are uninhabited; however, they are looked after by three communities: Katupika, Kia, and Wagina. Throughout …

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Sustainable Seaweed Farming - Part 1

November 7, 2014

Off-bottom method of seaweed farming.

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Last night we transited 10 hours from Gizo Island to get to our new location, the Arnavon Islands. Today, our scientists surveyed the areas around these islands, while the education team conducted a program in the Wagina communities. While visiting …

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