Marine Survey

October 4, 2013

Are tabu areas really taboo?

Special to WCS by science writer, Amy West Kusima. That’s the Fijian word for an overwhelming desire to eat fish. The last high chief of the district […]
June 8, 2013

Where, oh where, has my sea cucumber gone?

World Oceans Day, June 8, 2013 “Did you see any sea cucumbers?” I asked Ron as he struggled to get back aboard the inflatable tender. “None” […]
October 25, 2012

Notes from the field: periodic harvests

I thought I’d be tweeting and blogging away from the field – but alas, since Digicel installed a tower in Kubulau, Vodafone signal is but a […]
September 11, 2012

Groupers spawning in Fiji’s paradise

The grouper monitoring program in Kadavu was started by Dr. Yvonne Sadovy and Rick Nemeth from the Society for the Conservation of Reef Fish Aggregations in […]
September 3, 2012

Cetacean spotting in Vatu-i-ra Seascape

Watching cetaceans play in waters of Fiji’s Vatu-i-Ra Seascape was a lovely experience. The whales and dolphins love to entertain while they guide travelers during bad […]
August 23, 2012

Surveying the sea cucumbers of Kubulau

Recently I was part of a team of researchers that went to Kubulau to receive sea cucumber survey training, conducted by Mr Kalo of the Secretariat […]
April 11, 2012

Fishing spree for Navakavu

  Staff from the Wildlife Conservation Society Fiji Program and the Institute of Applied Sciences at USP spent last week braving the wind and rains to […]
April 2, 2012

Fiji Fish Fundraiser Breaks the Bank

In September 2008, residents of Kia Island opened their community-managed marine protected area for a fundraiser. WCS was there to survey the impacts during the harvest […]
March 23, 2012

Enigmatic dolphins & whales from the Bay of Bengal

Staff from WCS Fiji joined their WCS Bangladesh counterparts in conducting research on dolphins and whales found in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. For WCS Fiji […]
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