February 2, 2015

Turning a farm girl into an ocean girl

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Words by Yashika Nand Coral reefs are what convinced me to study marine science at University. I grew up in […]
November 9, 2014

How Ebola led me to Fiji

  Friends say that I am obsessed with the current outbreak of Ebola in west Africa. They are not wrong – but Ebola and I have […]
October 28, 2014

Surveys done, despite a few bumps today

We woke up to another very rainy morning, the ground thoroughly soaked with the downpour we had last night. Still we were full of energy as […]
October 27, 2014

Bad algae on coral reefs – bad news!

Despite dark ominous clouds over the sea, we headed out into the lagoon at Ovalau lagoon to survey reefs on the southwest of the island. I […]
October 26, 2014

Exploring the outer reefs of Ovalau Island

Last night we stayed up late sharing a bowl of yaqona (also known as kava) and talked about some of the findings of the tabu surveys […]
October 25, 2014

Surveying Nauouo ‘Tabu’ Area

After heavy rain that continued on throughout the night, we awoke to sunshine and a calm blue ocean – it was a perfect day for surveying […]
October 24, 2014

Maximising Benefits of ‘Tabu’ Areas for Local Communities

Finally after much planning and a minor setback (ferry stopped for two days!), we are off to the island of Ovalau in the province of Lomaiviti. […]
June 23, 2014

Koro Expedition 2014

It was the fourth pass in a tiny plane over the remote island of Koro that I lost my sense of awe at the lush green volcanic slopes […]
April 23, 2014

Question & Answers with a Fijian Scientist

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer An interview with the WCS Marine Scientist, Yashika Nand Interview by Dwain Qalovaki Q. What got you interested in coral […]
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