March was a rather exciting month for us, the marine conservation team, as it was the month when we had our second annual Reef Health Monitoring (RHM). Compared to the first RHM, there were a few improvements made this year, both as a team and for myself.
Blast fishing is a prevalent and serious issue in Indonesia, an archipelagic country with rich marine biodiversity.
What are corals? You see them in tropical ocean waters, they come in may shapes and forms, they are colorful and home to about 25 percent of all marine creatures.
By definition microplastics are plastic fragments that are less than 5mm in size and hard to detect with the naked eye.
Nudibranchs are shell-less marine gastropod mollusks, part of the sea slug family, and estimated to have more than 2,000 different species found in the world's oceans.