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Vote for The Great Fiji Shark Count

Vote for us in Ocean Action Project 2013 Help get the financial support we need to run the next Great Fiji Shark Count! Voting is on for the Ocean Action Project 2013 and we need your vote for The Great Fiji Shark Count! Projects will be chosen by the Project AWARE community through a voting system via Facebook. Now weContinue Reading …

Crown of Thorns (COTS)

The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a large nocturnal sea star that preys upon coral polyps. The crown-of-thorns receives its name from venomous thorn-like spines that cover its body. The crown-of-thorns is endemic to tropical coral reefs in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean. As solitary animals, they feed alone andContinue Reading …

Checklist of the Fishes of Fiji

Johnson Seeto & Wayne J. Baldwin have published the USP offical Checklist of the Fishes of Fiji and a Bibliography of Fijian Fish A Checklist of the Fishes of Fiji and a Bibliography of Fijian Fish Johnson Seeto & Wayne J. Baldwin Division of Marine Studies School of Islands and Oceans Faculty of Science, TechnologyContinue Reading …

Micro reef building

Micro reef building: Download the pdf of the fact sheet here. Download pdf here: Micro reef building

Info for Small-scale Tourism Developments

Small-scale tourism development by rural communities, especially in the Yasawas group of islands, is becoming an important part of the Fijian tourism package. Such developments are usually small-scale, low-technology, minimal planning, low investment and are aimed at the budget traveller. Here are some great info sheets about assisting in these matters.   All pdf’s to download: Environ. GuidelinesContinue Reading …

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Pacific Boa Constrictor Snakes

Pacific Boa Constrictor Snakes (Candoia bibroni bibroni) Candoia species are known as the Pacific Boas. Most of the South Pacific Countries have their own species of Candoia. For more information on these species look atThe Candoia Page by Jerry ConwayThe Fiji Boa is Candoia bibroni bibroni, and is closely related to the Solomon Islands Candoia…See More
Mar 13, 2013

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Diving, Language, Culture, Ocean Sports, Other
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Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Mamanuca, Rakiraki, Ovalau, Kadavu, Yasawa, Other
Tell us a bit about yourself, your profession, reason for visiting, etc
marine ecology consulting is Fiji and the South Pacific’s leading company for Coastal and Marine Ecology Assessments as part of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as well as offering marine conservation and management advice, educational courses and opportunities, and tourism-based marine programmes.

marine ecology consulting was established in 2006 as the technical wing of the established company Resort Support, in response to an increasing demand for Marine and Coral Reef management, information, education and assessment.

Helen Sykes, the principal, has been in Fiji since 1996, and combines tourism experience with scientific expertise.

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The King of the Sea: Making Fiji a Shark Sanctuary

The King of the Sea: Making Fiji a Shark Sanctuary 


Posted on December 20, 2011 at 5:07pm

CORAL Campaigns to Protect Sharks

Sharks are perhaps the most misunderstood and widely feared creature in the sea.  

Caribbean Reef Shark by Jeff Yonover

CORAL is developing programs to increase shark protection.  

See the PowerPoint Presentations and Shark Hope video here…

Click here to learn more about our shark protection campaign in…


Posted on December 20, 2011 at 1:30pm

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