Entries in #conservation (30)

Wednesday
Oct042017

Sea Cucumber Monitoring in Beqa  Lagoon

Sea cucumbers, or Beche-de-Mere as they are referred to post-processing, are ‘unglamorous, turd-like invertebrates’ that play an essential role within a marine ecosystem

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Thursday
Sep282017

Fiji Marine  Chronicles

This week the science team of FJM had a special mission alongside our important reef check monitoring surveys!

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Tuesday
Sep192017

Coral Reef Restoration in Vega  Bay

Coral reef restoration is becoming a popular method of marine conservation in response to the continued decline of corals and the acknowledgement that human intervention may be necessary in order to restore coral reefs to historically healthy states.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

What To Do With Crown Of Thorns Starfish  Outbreak?

Outbreaks of coral predators, specifically the Crown of Thorns (CoTs) starfish (Acanthaster planci) represent a serious cause for concern for Beqa’s reefs as these invertebrates are the dominant killer of Indo-Pacific reefs over any other disturbance events...

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Thursday
Aug172017

Learning To Dive In  Fiji

My first three weeks in Fiji were spent participating in the ‘Marine Conservation’ project on Beqa island; a ruggedly beautiful landscape of cascading palm trees, draped mangroves and sun-drenched sand; lazily scattered amongst other islands in the azure depths of the Pacific Ocean.

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