Entries in #conservation (28)

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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Wednesday
Jun072017

Cinnamon Coffees, Bananagrams and Sota  Tale

In the past two weeks we have welcomed a new volunteer, Bridget, to the Beqa camp for 3 weeks. Bridget has already completed her dive training in South America and is ready to start surveying as soon as she has passed her coral tests...

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Tuesday
Apr252017

6 Brilliant Species Of  Beqa!

Being in Beqa for more than 5 months has given me the chance to see a lot of incredible things underwater. While every dive is amazing in its own right, there are a few things that can make my day brighter if I happen to come across them.

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