Tag Archives: Kosrae Island

Crustaceans Rule!

TweetLast Saturday a new volunteer coral monitoring team formed by island residents completed their first monitoring session! Since everyone is working, their monitoring schedule will be monthly on Saturdays. If you are an interested local diver you are welcome to … Continue reading

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Protection for the Yela Ka Forest

TweetEarlier this month a historic occasion took place on Kosrae. The Yela Valley Ka forest, the last major Terminalia carolinensis forest in the world, is now protected by the first conservation easement in the Asia Pacific Region. The Nature Conservancy … Continue reading

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Look Out, 2012 Is Coming!?!

TweetBelieve it or not the year is almost over. Since 2012 is going to happen any minute now, I though that you might like the tide predictions for the new year. And, here they are: 2012 Kosrae Island Tides. There … Continue reading

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Sydney Seminar Aftermath

TweetThose of you following the blog probably know that Bruce was just in Sydney, Australia, representing Kosrae State at the Sydney Boat show and a pre-show seminar. There must have been some reporters at the seminar, here is a link … Continue reading

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Who are the Kosrae Village guests???

TweetBruce is off to Sydney, Australia to represent the island of Kosrae at the Sydney Boat Show. The FSM, Federated States of Micronesia or Micronesia for short, has a booth (or “stand” in Australian :)) with representatives from all four … Continue reading

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NW Dive & Travel Show

TweetI’m traveling again. This time to the NW Dive and Travel Show in Tacoma, Washington. The show is being held at the Tacoma Convention Center the weekend of April 9 – 10. Of course I know that your real reason … Continue reading

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Coral Monitoring Adventures

TweetThis past week I was able to join KCSO (Kosrae Conservation & Safety Organization, a NGO), KIRMA (Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority), and Kosrae State Marine Resources in surveying the coral and reef health at 8 different locations around Kosrae … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

TweetWell, the water was pretty rough, but I had a private student who had to finish his class. So we did two short dives right outside Utwe harbor. Here are a few photos of my student and the reef. It’s … Continue reading

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Mantas and Dolphins and Barracuda, Oh my!

TweetAnd turtles and sharks and oh yes, coral! This has been an amazing week. The 2010 coral monitoring team arrived a week ago and this Monday we started diving. Our monitoring protocol calls for a 200 meter transect at each … Continue reading

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