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Manta Encounter

December 16, 2014

Manta Ray Encountered at New Caledonia GRE Mission.

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Today we were conducting our ground-truthing operations in the beautiful lagoon of the Reef Islands in the Solomon Islands.  The Reef Islands are a collection of remote islands and reefs located in the Santa Cruz group of islands, southeast of …

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Tools for Science – On Expedition…

December 15, 2014

Flying the drone.

National Geographic recently featured an article about the Living Oceans Foundation Global Reef Expedition and the tools used by the science team to collect and analyze their data. The article is written by Jürgen Freund, Fellow at the International League …

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Great Barrier Reef Field Report

December 15, 2014

Great Barrier Reef Field Report

During the month of September 2014, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation conducted a research mission to the Great Barrier Reef as part of the Global Reef Expedition. In response to the some of the reef’s decline, the Great …

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Who’s up for a Dive on an Active…

December 11, 2014

Tinakula Active Volcano in Solomon Islands.

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After our dive earlier in the mission where we could hear the submarine explosions of Kavachi, the underwater volcano (and occasionally nascent island landmass), we were told that we were in for a special treat on the last day of …

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LOF World Web GIS Map Viewer Wins 1st…

December 10, 2014

ESRI GIS Map Viewer Award

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A Customary Ceremony

December 8, 2014

Solomon Islands Customary Welcome Ceremony

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Today both the education and science teams conducted business as usual; however, the afternoon brought about a special welcome ceremony that few get to experience. In order to work in the Solomon Islands, we obtained both a national and provincial …

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Diving with Spectators

December 5, 2014

Solomon Islands Scuba Diving with Kids of the Reef Islands

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Currently, the Reef Islands has no airport and barely any visitors make their way to this group of islands in the south eastern Solomon Islands. In fact, our ship is one of only four to make it out this year—with …

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Partners in Education

December 3, 2014

OceansWatch, Partners in Coral Reef Education in Solomon Islands

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I am really excited to be aboard the M/Y Golden Shadow for the second half of the Living Oceans Foundation’s (LOF) Solomon Islands mission. I have joined the LOF education team and I am representing a partner organization, OceansWatch. OceansWatch …

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