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Traditional Canoes

November 26, 2014

Traditional Dugout Canoes of Solomon Islands

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Today the education team is headed to Kia Village on Santa Isabel Island to conduct a seminar on coral reefs. Due to rough sea conditions, it took us a long time to get to our location, but when we got …

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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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