Papua Diving Resorts – Raja Ampat – Indonesia

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The new patrol of the reefs of Raja Ampat!

The “Eyes on the Reef” Coral Reef Monitoring Training by RARCC and our friends and partners at Conservation International, World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, UNIPA was recently conducted.
Congratulations to our dive guides Lius, Misel and Frederik on doing so well on this course. They have learned three methods of data collection: Benthic Data Collection, Bleaching Surveys, and Fish Identification Surveys. The data collected will be entered into the broader Bird’s Head Seascape database to give scientists a better idea of how the reefs are doing in this area, how they are affected by the growing tourism industry, and if the coral will be affected by the massive bleaching event that is predicted to happen this year!

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