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.
A Project AWARE Kids program organized by Banyu Biru Explorers will be conducted on June 19 – 20, 2011 at the Kepulauan Seribu area of Jakarta Bay.
Activities involved will be beach cleanup, mangrove and reef planting, and turtle conservation.
The event will collaborate parents and their children in doing ocean conservation and to raise awareness towards the importance of a clean ocean and shoreline, how to preserve our shorelines and conserving the sea turtles.