March 23, 2016

Fading Fast

Ten days of surveying Fiji’s coral reefs post cyclone Winston has sent this message loud and clear: Mothers, fathers, teachers, divers: Take your children to see […]
March 16, 2016

How well did Fiji’s coral reefs survive Tropical Cyclone Winston?

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai After 10 days at sea, travelling over 500km and completing 26 dives, I have solid data on the scale and intensity of damage […]
March 16, 2016

Assessing the Namena Marine Reserve off Vanua Levu

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai Over the last two days we have been diving in the Namena Marine Reserve. There was much debate before we got here whether […]
March 16, 2016

Coral bleaching in the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape – how bad is it?

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai Before Cyclone Winston hit Fiji, we were following closely the El Niño cycle, the drought and reports of coral bleaching from dive operators. […]
March 16, 2016

Diving Nigali Passage in Gau

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai We woke up to the tall green mountains on the island of Gau in the southern Lomaiviti group and anchored ourselves in the […]
March 16, 2016

A first look at coral reefs in the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai Our first dives were in and around the Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park, which has been proposed as a conservation area by local communities from […]
March 11, 2016

Assessing coral reefs for cyclone damage and coral bleaching

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai On Saturday, 20 February 2016, Fiji with a population of 900,000 was hit by Category 5 Cyclone Winston. It was one of the […]
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