Come and join our Dive Against Debris on March 3 to 4, 2012. It's the end of rainy season in Western Indonesia region and as usual, the Thousand Islands area of Jakarta will be packed of marine debris.
We are monitoring the presence of Crown of Thorne (COT) around the Jakarta Bay, especially within the vicinity of Pulau Pramuka and Pulau Semak Daun.
In the past three months we observed that the number of COTs has been increasing quite significantly. In February 2011, at our observation block of Karang Lebar, northwest of Pulau Semak Daun, there were three (3) COTs inside a 100-square meter of reef. By April, this number increased to six (6) COTs at the same spot.