Tag: coral reef
Putting communities at the heart of coral reef monitoring in Timor-Leste
Our Conservation Officer in Timor-Leste, Armindo Marques, talks about his journey with BV and training a team of Timorese reef monitoring volunteers.
Witnessing the unknown: coral spawning in Timor-Leste
Our Timor-Leste volunteers stumble upon one of nature’s most mysterious reproductive events.
Taming the lionfish: celebrating the contribution of our volunteers in Belize
At the European Coral Reef Symposium in Oxford in December 2017, we shared positive lessons learnt on the benefits that volunteers can bring to marine conservation, using our efforts to address Belize’s lionfish invasion as a case study.
International Year of the Reef: why 2018 is the year to get involved!
Coral reefs are facing increasing global threats, but there’s still hope for these vital ecosystems...
A morning of sand, salt and science
Blue Ventures volunteer, Kaesha Freyaldenhoven, provides a descriptive account of an average morning at Bacalar Chico Dive Camp in Belize.
Diving into Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste volunteer Fiona Westheim describes a coral identification dive from her marine conservation expedition.
Learning on the job: Tyrell’s journey to reef conservation
Tyrell Reyes, our Science Coordinator in Belize, tells the story of how his evolving role with Blue Ventures has given him opportunities to contribute to the conservation of his country’s coral reefs.
Coral bleaching: a volunteer’s perspective
Our Madagascar volunteer Sophie Plant has now witnessed coral bleaching first hand, an experience she found shocking, but also inspiring.
El Niño explained: The global weather phenomenon that contributes to coral bleaching
Our Andavadoaka volunteer Sophie Plant, who has now seen coral bleaching firsthand, shares her knowledge on the role of El Niño in global bleaching events
New partnership brings vital health services to isolated fishing settlements in the Barren Isles archipelago
Blue Ventures links up with JSI/MAHEFA to provide family planning options and basic healthcare to remote communities in the Indian Ocean’s largest locally managed marine area.
Expedition volunteers hit north Velondriake!
by Madison Kane, Expedition Manager, Madagascar Blue Ventures’ expeditions, is by no means just focused on diving. Though dive training and surveying plays a large part in expeditions life, there are many opportunities for volunteers to immerse themselves in Malagasy...
Belief in the Reef!
by Marc Fruitema, Community Officer, Belize As we squeezed ourselves under the narrow roof of a snack tent, sheltering from the fifth squall to disrupt the fair that day, our spirits and energy were not to be diminished thanks to Pandemonium’s...
The insatiable appetite: Lionfish target the world’s most threatened coral reef fish
The red lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a beautiful fish. In its native range – which extends from the Pacific Islands through the Coral Triangle and into the Indian Ocean to the eastern coast of Africa – to see a lionfish on...
Lobster with a side of lionfish
by Silvia Parmeggiani, Community Officer, Belize Despite the early start, the full sun was already beating down on us as we drive down the dusty road from Sarteneja, on our way to Belize City. Belize is a country of many cultures,...