Weekly Roundup May 17th - May 21st

It was another great week this week as it featured fun activities above and below the water and a cheeky little night dive. 

We started the week with our Ecological Monitoring Program 


These weekly surveys give us a chance to check out the reefs and monitor for any changes that are occuring. At this time of year we are keeping an eye on the level of coral bleaching as temperatures here are on the rise. 

We then took advantage of the calm seas to jump in the water armed with our uv torches to see how different corals can look at night under blue light. 
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Its safe to say we were not dissapointed and even though the weather changed throughout the dive it was definetly worth it. 

We encountered one of the most elusive animals on these type of dives, the golden moray eel 

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It was then time to work on measuring the coral fragments on some of our stuctures. These measurements are taken throughout the year so that we can monitor survival rates and growth rates of coral. 

The team did a great job of getting everything measured up and just in time as the weather chnaged toward the end of the week. 

To round off the week we started by jumping in the water in style before having an earlier dive ready for our exciting afternoon. 

Once we were finished we headed out to meet a local lady named P'So who has a small shop that sells tie dye clothes. Not only does she sell the items but she also runs workshops to show you how to do it. 

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Everyone had a great time learning about the natural dyes she uses and how she achieves the colours. 
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Everyone got to work on their own shirt and each one came out a little bit different with the techniques she showed. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. 
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It was then time to say goobye to another intern, this time it was Conrads turn to leave island life behind as he heads back to the UK. Thank you Con, we hope to see you again soon!! 

Until next time remember its 

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