British Experts Called In To Help Mauritius Protect Coral Reefs From Oil Spill

The UK Government has sent three British ecology experts and one marine legal expert to Mauritius to support the next phase of Mauritius response to a devastating oil spill, after a ship containing 4,000 litres of fuel ran aground and…

Coral Restoration Efforts Should Prioritize Community Over Ecology

It might sound counterintuitive if you want to restore coral reefs, focus on land first and work with communities before shifting your efforts to the underwater world. But a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation confirms this novel…

Scuba Diving in Weda, Halmahera Indonesia

Scuba Diving in Halmahera Indonesia Halmahera is the largest of the Maluku Islands, North Maluku Province, Indonesia, between Northern Sulawesi and Raja Ampat. Nicknamed “Gajah Tidur” or the Sleeping Elephant, Halmahera has a distinct shape, complex geography, and rich coastal…

Extreme Low Tide At Bangka Island Exposes Corals To Air, And They Survive!

Low Tide Corals Extreme tidal variations happen each month during what is known as a spring tide. This tidal phase happens twice each lunar month and the big swing in tidal heights occurs closes to the new moon. The second…

Coral Facts, Coral Reef Thrive in Nutrient Poor Water !

Being in the water educating people about coral reef, there are question or idea that are often difficult to apprehend for non marine biologist peoples, and we often have to find ways to answer these in a simple manner. One…

Friday Smorgasbord: Death and Taxes Edition

As the saying goes, the only thing assured in life are death and taxes. We try to keep up with your weekly dose of Friday Smorgi love, but sometimes life just gets in the way. However, we do have a…

When Coral Farms Become Coral Reefs

You would be forgiven for thinking the image above is a picture of a perfect coral reef but it is in fact a crop of coral planted there by a coral farmer. And when I say a ‘Coral Farmer’ I’m…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Solenastrea bournoni

Solenastrea bournoni Solenastrea bournoni is a somewhat uncommon coral, although it can be abundant in certain habitats. To find this coral you will need to look in shallow reef lagoons, often with murky waters, sandy bottoms, or seagrass beds. There are two…

Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program
Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program Last week I have the pleasure of visiting the Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program run by Germán Méndez. Over the past 40 years, parts of the reef in Cozumel have seen an 80% decline in coral…
FREE DOWNLOAD – Guide To Marine Species of Isla Mujeres and Cancun Mexico

Marine Species Isla Mujeres and Cancun The east coast of the Yucatan peninsula Mexico, boasts some of the Caribbeans healthiest reefs. The reefs around Cancun and Island Mujeres are a popular diving destination and, if you’re heading to this region…