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BIOT’s Bounty – Part Two

July 2, 2015

Bleaching event at BIOT's reefs

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 27 In many ways, BIOT is a biogeographic crossroad in the central Indian Ocean.  The archipelago is located in an area affected by extreme climate variability.  In adjacent parts of the Indian Ocean, many of …

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BIOT’s Bounty – Part One

June 30, 2015

BIOT's reefs

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 26 My initial thoughts after a diving on BIOT’s reefs can be summed up in a few words: remote, largely inaccessible, seemingly untouched, and flourishing with life. BIOT’s Reefs teeming with life like these Golden …

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Changing Coral Communities

June 22, 2015

Diploastrea heliopora from Fiji

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 25 Before starting a research mission in a new area, I compile lists of all the species of corals and fishes that are known to occur in an area.  For some areas, such as BIOT, …

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The Aquatic Dance of Turtles

June 17, 2015

green sea turtle mating

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 24 While traveling from one survey site to another, the ground-truthing team came across two sea turtles mating.  They appeared to be green turtles (Chelonia mydas), currently most abundant of the sea turtle species.  Green …

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Green Sea Turtles Mating (BIOT)

Photo by Steve Saul

green sea turtle mating

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The secret seagrass beds of BIOT

June 15, 2015

Seagrass beds of BIOT

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 23 Seagrass beds are found in many tropical coral reef lagoons around they world.  They provide important ecosystem services, including sediment retention, juvenile fish habitat, and coastal protection.  Historically, seagrasses have also been used as …

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Life and Death on the Reef

June 10, 2015

Life and death on the reef

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Expedition Log: BIOT – Day 22 The grim reaper comes quickly if you are a coral. Superbly adapted to their life in the shallow ocean and so successful that they can build some of the biggest structures created by living …

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Tonga Fishing for the Future

June 8, 2015

Tonga: Fishing For The Future

This video, Tonga Fishing for the Future, by Living Oceans Foundation explores measure being taken to ensure the future of Tonga’s fishing industry. SHARE THIS:

Reefs on the Road: Tonga

June 8, 2015

Reefs On The Road: Tonga

In this video Reefs on the Road: Tonga, Amy Heemsoth, the Education Director at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, travels to Tonga to help locals children understand more about their precious resource – coral reefs. SHARE THIS:

Virtually There: Underwater in the…

June 8, 2015

360⁰ Solomon Film with Catlin Seaview Survey for World Oceans Day 2015

LANDOVER, MD – The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) is celebrating World Oceans Day with the launch of a short film detailing their research with XL Catlin Seaview Survey in the Solomon Islands. For World Oceans Day, XL …

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