Marine Conservation

Date: 
May. 10/13
Location: 
Cala Montgo L´Escala 17130
Spain
42° 6' 19.278" N, 3° 10' 25.2336" E

Weekly Dive Against Debris by Kenna Eco Diving volunteers assisting with marine research.

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Date: 
May. 31/12
Location: 
TRACC on Pom Pom Island, Semporna, Sabah
Celebes beach Resort New Tourist Jetty
Semporna, Sabah
Malaysia
4° 32' 36.852" N, 118° 36' 30.2328" E

Join us to remove an excessively large population of the coral eating starfish.  This cleanup is immediately after the May 2012 marine conservation course.

Crown of thorns starfish is a natural predator on heathy reefs.  Unfortuately the reefs near Pom Pom Island have been heavily overfished so COTS predators are rare.  We have an unusually high number of juvenile COTS and we want to keep the numbers of cots in check so that we do not get massive epidemics to damage our fragile reefs.

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Date: 
Apr. 28/12
Location: 
Celebes Beach Resort
Pom Pom Island
Semporna, Sabah, SB 91305
Malaysia
4° 31' 17.9976" N, 118° 36' 30.2328" E

The Tropical Research and Conservation Centre is teaching a marine conservatation course for divers on Pom Pom island.  This is a 6 day 5 night course staying at a heavily discounted rate at a resort on a beautiful tropical island.  This couse will be at the start of the turtle nesting season and should enable us to see turtle mating as well as nesting and egg layig.  We will visit marine protected areas and experience some of the conservation efforts that are being used to help coral reefs, seagr

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Date: 
Dec. 16/11
Location: 
Mae Haad, Koh Tao Koh Tao 84360
Thailand
10° 5' 7.1484" N, 99° 49' 29.8308" E

 

Reef Check is an International eco-monitoring program for divers the world over. Collecting data to help scientists, governments, resource managers and other stakeholders to manage coral reef environments.

 

The first Reef Check Ecodiver Instructor Course held on Koh Tao will be a huge hit allowing the many dive professionals on Koh Tao to join the ranks of conservationists by teaching. 

 

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Date: 
Dec. 16/11
Location: 
Mae Haad, Koh Tao Koh Tao 84360
Thailand
10° 5' 7.1484" N, 99° 49' 29.8308" E

 

Reef Check is an International eco-monitoring program for divers the world over. Collecting data to help scientists, governments, resource managers and other stakeholders to manage coral reef environments.

 

The first Reef Check Ecodiver Instructor Course held on Koh Tao will be a huge hit allowing the many dive professionals on Koh Tao to join the ranks of conservationists by teaching. 

 

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Date: 
Oct. 04/11
Location: 
Mae Haad, Koh Tao Mae Haad 84360
Thailand
10° 4' 59.8476" N, 99° 49' 38.7912" E

 

Building and construction of the addition to our artificial reef at Twins has been a huge project and seems like an endless month in the making. The time has come to bless and deploy our hard work.

 

Crystal Dive & Eco Koh Tao have built a ship specifically to receive coral transplants from our coral nurseries so getting our structure in the water is only half the work. Underwater we need to arrange the ‘ship’ and then transplant our budding coral colonies.

 

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Date: 
Sep. 02/11
Location: 
Shark Island Koh Tao 84360
Thailand
10° 3' 44.1684" N, 99° 50' 45.186" E

To help raise awareness on the threats facing global and local shark populations we will join with Dive Tribe, local businesses, and others to purchase and release sharks back into the sea. This will be coordinated with other releases being organized by groups in Phuket and Pattaya for the same day.

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Date: 
Aug. 26/11
Location: 
Sairee Beach
Sairee
Koh Tao 84360
Thailand
10° 5' 57.0372" N, 99° 49' 29.5212" E

 

Divesite Clean Up – Sairee Beach

Sat, 27th August 2011

300 baht. 100% of contributions go towards preserving the local environment.

 

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Aug. 03/11

With the introduction of Dive Against Debris, the act of removing debris underwater and logging data about that debris has become a Project AWARE focus. Sarah Wormald, the Global Scavenger Hunt champion, is one AWARE diver taking the cleanup commitment to the next level.

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Aug. 02/11

 

Project AWARE's Underwater Scavenger Hunt has just wrapped up and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. June and July gave way to an incredible show of support from Project AWARE divers as they worked to clean up their favorite dive sites and have a little fun while they did it.

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