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In line with the continued public health advisories related to COVID-19, our Center for Marine Conservation Training Pavilions and Escape Room remains temporarily closed until April 21, 2020. We will continue to evaluate the situation and please do check back with us in 3 weeks for updates. We encourage everyone to continue in taking extra effort in washing hands, keeping immunity high, and practicing social-distancing. ... See MoreSee Less

In line with the continued public health advisories related to COVID-19, our Center for Marine Conservation Training Pavilions and Escape Room remains temporarily closed until April 21, 2020. We will continue to evaluate the situation and please do check back with us in 3 weeks for updates. We encourage everyone to continue in taking extra effort in washing hands, keeping immunity high, and practicing social-distancing.

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Thinking about you all, stay safe!

Find out how a local scale MPA in the Banda Sea is becoming an example of effective MPA management based on this latest research by our Marine Conservation Advisor Marthen Welly.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/01/management-effectiveness-of-ay-and-rhun-islands-marine-pro...
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Find out how a local scale MPA in the Banda Sea is becoming an example of effective MPA management based on this latest research by our Marine Conservation Advisor Marthen Welly.  
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/01/management-effectiveness-of-ay-and-rhun-islands-marine-protected-area-based-on-reef-fish-and-live-coral-cover-in-the-banda-islands-maluku/

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Proud of CTC's team..

Congratulations Marthen Welly

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Last month, Coral Triangle Center, in collaboration with The Body Shop Indonesia and Sustainable Suzy, co-hosted the film screening of 'Semesta', a film that focuses on seven communities that are working to address environmental issues and climate change. This movie shows how local leaders are leading voices of environmental protection through the perspectives of different religions and beliefs.

www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/29/ctc-co-hosts-semesta-film-screeing-with-the-body-shop-indo...
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Last month, Coral Triangle Center, in collaboration with The Body Shop Indonesia and Sustainable Suzy, co-hosted the film screening of Semesta, a film that focuses on seven communities that are working to address environmental issues and climate change. This movie shows how local leaders are leading voices of environmental protection through the perspectives of different religions and beliefs. 

https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/29/ctc-co-hosts-semesta-film-screeing-with-the-body-shop-indonesia/

Seven high performings 'Pejuang Laut' from Sula Islands, Lease Islands, and Buano Islands were recently selected to attend the 2020 Champion Training in Ambon. Coral Triangle Center encouraged more women to participate in the training arranged by the USAID SEA Project to equip them with the knowledge and basic skills to advocate for local action to protect the sea from illegal fishing and other threats.

www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/01/30/enhancing-pejuang-laut-knowledge-to-advocate-for-actions-i...
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Seven high performings Pejuang Laut from Sula Islands, Lease Islands, and Buano Islands were recently selected to attend the 2020 Champion Training in Ambon. Coral Triangle Center encouraged more women to participate in the training arranged by the USAID SEA Project to equip them with the knowledge and basic skills to advocate for local action to protect the sea from illegal fishing and other threats.

https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/01/30/enhancing-pejuang-laut-knowledge-to-advocate-for-actions-in-protecting-the-sea/

Tomorrow, March 25, we take part in the observance of Nyepi, the Balinese New Year also known as Silence Day. Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day of self-reflection for the Balinese. It is also a national holiday in Indonesia.

May the silence of Nyepi bring positivity and peace to all of us.
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Tomorrow, March 25, we take part in the observance of Nyepi, the Balinese New Year also known as Silence Day. Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day of self-reflection for the Balinese. It is also a national holiday in Indonesia. 

May the silence of Nyepi bring positivity and peace to all of us.

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Rahajen nyepi mewali , dumogi rahayu mekesami, segare tampe tepi

Coral Triangle Center last month coordinated a beach cleanup in Segara Beach, Sanur as part of the annual One Island One Voice cleanup in collaboration with local schools, The Body Shop Indonesia and Sustainable Suzy. After only 30 minutes, we had collected 4,457 cigarette butts, 890 food wrappings, hundreds of plastic cups and straws, as well as countless plastic bags!

www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/15/balis-biggest-clean-up-with-ctc-collaborative-action-to-ke...
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Coral Triangle Center last month coordinated a beach cleanup in Segara Beach, Sanur as part of the annual One Island One Voice cleanup in collaboration with local schools, The Body Shop Indonesia and Sustainable Suzy. After only 30 minutes, we had collected 4,457 cigarette butts, 890 food wrappings, hundreds of plastic cups and straws, as well as countless plastic bags!

https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/15/balis-biggest-clean-up-with-ctc-collaborative-action-to-keep-the-sea-plastic-free/

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Luar biasa kereen

Mantap dan top

Coral Triangle Center in collaboration with the Bali MPA Management Unit in Nusa Penida conducted community socialization to enhance local knowledge and compliance with the MPA zoning system. The socialization was conducted in Banjar Pidada Karang Sari, Suana Village and the 63 fishers of Karang Sari were excited to explore these important topics.

www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/05/engaging-local-communities-to-protect-nusa-penidas-marine-...
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Coral Triangle Center in collaboration with the Bali MPA Management Unit in Nusa Penida conducted community socialization to enhance local knowledge and compliance with the MPA zoning system. The socialization was conducted in Banjar Pidada Karang Sari, Suana Village and the 63 fishers of Karang Sari were excited to explore these important topics. 

https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/05/engaging-local-communities-to-protect-nusa-penidas-marine-biodiversity/

In an effort to help contain the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the Nyepi "Silent Day", our Escape Room SOS from the Deep and our 2 Training Pavilions will be temporarily closed from March 18-31, 2020.

We encourage everyone to take extra effort in washing hands, keeping immunity high, and practicing social-distancing.

We will continue to assess the situation and please do check back with us in 2 weeks for updates.

Thank you for your understanding.

#letsflattenthecurve #welovebali
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In an effort to help contain the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the Nyepi Silent Day, our Escape Room SOS from the Deep and our 2 Training Pavilions will be temporarily closed from March 18-31, 2020.

We encourage everyone to take extra effort in washing hands, keeping immunity high, and practicing social-distancing. 

We will continue to assess the situation and please do check back with us in 2 weeks for updates. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

#letsflattenthecurve #welovebali

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Does that mean yours construction workers will also be off for this period, fair is fair for everyone.

Coral Triangle Center convened a day-long workshop to explore the design of a citizen science program focused on Bali’s coral reefs. This program would seek to characterize and monitor reefs with respect to their ecological resilience.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/05/exploring-citizen-science-for-coral-reefs/
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Coral Triangle Center convened a day-long workshop to explore the design of a citizen science program focused on Bali’s coral reefs. This program would seek to characterize and monitor reefs with respect to their ecological resilience.  
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/05/exploring-citizen-science-for-coral-reefs/

Dr. Rod Salm, the Senior Adviser Emeritus for The Nature Conservancy's Pacific Division Marine Program, spent time with the Coral Triangle Center team in our learning site, the Nusa Penida MPA, to impart his knowledge about studying coral reef conditions particularly focusing on coral resilience as well as analyzing threats such as climate change, tourists stepping and vandalizing corals, and identifying coral reef diseases. It was a great time to learn about coral reef ecosystems from one of the world’s experts on this topic! ... See MoreSee Less

Dr. Rod Salm, the Senior Adviser Emeritus for The Nature Conservancys Pacific Division Marine Program, spent time with the Coral Triangle Center team in our learning site, the Nusa Penida MPA, to impart his knowledge about studying coral reef conditions particularly focusing on coral resilience as well as analyzing threats such as climate change, tourists stepping and vandalizing corals, and identifying coral reef diseases. It was a great time to learn about coral reef ecosystems from one of the world’s experts on this topic!

Sekolah Dyatmika conducted their annual 'Dyatmika Science Fair' that invited young scientists across Bali to showcase their science projects. Coral Triangle Center supported this event by bringing along our fun learning and board games to entice students to learn more about marine conservation.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/01/ctc-brings-fun-learning-to-dyatmika-science-fair/
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Sekolah Dyatmika conducted their annual Dyatmika Science Fair that invited young scientists across Bali to showcase their science projects. Coral Triangle Center supported this event by bringing along our fun learning and board games to entice students to learn more about marine conservation. 
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/02/01/ctc-brings-fun-learning-to-dyatmika-science-fair/

In order to introduce students to scientific diving and marine conservation, Bogor Agricultural University visited the CTC Center for Marine Conservation. The students came to learn more about marine conservation efforts across the Coral Triangle region, and learned from our team about our work in the field.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/01/15/sharing-ctcs-marine-conservation-efforts-with-bogor-agricu...
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In order to introduce students to scientific diving and marine conservation, Bogor Agricultural University visited the CTC Center for Marine Conservation. The students came to learn more about marine conservation efforts across the Coral Triangle region, and learned from our team about our work in the field.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/01/15/sharing-ctcs-marine-conservation-efforts-with-bogor-agriculture-university-students/

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Thank you everyone for joining and supporting our Sustainable Seafood and Wine Pairing Experience to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Kedai Kopi Hilly at CTC Center for Marine Conservation. We hope you enjoyed the activities and can help raise awareness on sustainable seafood and fisheries issues. See you at the next workshops! Thank you to our partners WWF Indonesia and Hatten Wines for making this event a success! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you everyone for joining and supporting our Sustainable Seafood and Wine Pairing Experience to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Kedai Kopi Hilly at CTC Center for Marine Conservation. We hope you enjoyed the activities and can help raise awareness on sustainable seafood and fisheries issues. See you at the next workshops! Thank you to our partners WWF Indonesia and Hatten Wines for making this event a success!

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We had a wonderful evening. Keep us informed of upcoming events, please.

Happy International Women's Day!CTI-CFF Women Leaders' Forum joins in the #EachforEqual campaign towards gender integration and empowering women leaders accross the Coral Triangle region.

Help us realize this by joining us!

#cticff #futureleaders #iwd2020
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Happy International Womens Day!

Thank you to everyone who has explored the Mesophotic Coral Reefs Ecosystems with CTC and Alexis Chappuis at Talking Underwater #4: Dive into the Unknown! See you at the next Talking Underwater series! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone who has explored the Mesophotic Coral Reefs Ecosystems with CTC and Alexis Chappuis at Talking Underwater #4: Dive into the Unknown! See you at the next Talking Underwater series!

Through the USAID SEA Project, CTC conducted training for community surveillance groups in the Sula Islands, to support sea turtle monitoring and conservation. This included biological and ecological training, so communities are better able to identify, track and protect sea turtle species.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/03/monitoring-and-conserving-sea-turtles-with-pokmaswas-in-th...
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Through the USAID SEA Project, CTC conducted training for community surveillance groups in the Sula Islands, to support sea turtle monitoring and conservation. This included biological and ecological training, so communities are better able to identify, track and protect sea turtle species.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/03/monitoring-and-conserving-sea-turtles-with-pokmaswas-in-the-sula-islands/

Conducted at the Coral Triangle Initiative Regional Secretariat office in Manado, Sulawesi, CTC conducted training to build up the capacity of local instructors to develop ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/07/ecosystem-approach-to-fisheries-management-training-for-wi...
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Conducted at the Coral Triangle Initiative Regional Secretariat office in Manado, Sulawesi, CTC conducted training to build up the capacity of local instructors to develop ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/07/ecosystem-approach-to-fisheries-management-training-for-widyaiswara-and-instructors-in-north-sulawesi/

In an effort to support the sustainable management of snapper and grouper fisheries, CTC is working with the Marine Stewardship Council to assess current coral reef fisheries.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/09/initial-survey-for-the-fish-improvement-project-in-the-ban...
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In an effort to support the sustainable management of snapper and grouper fisheries, CTC is working with the Marine Stewardship Council to assess current coral reef fisheries.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/09/initial-survey-for-the-fish-improvement-project-in-the-banda-islands/

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glad things are doing well

CTC, along with the Marine Professional Certification Institute, conducted a workshop to develop a certification scheme and assessment materials for the Indonesian National Working Competency Standards for MPAs.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/01/11/workshop-for-certification-schemes-and-competency-assessme...
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CTC, along with the Marine Professional Certification Institute, conducted a workshop to develop a certification scheme and assessment materials for the Indonesian National Working Competency Standards for MPAs.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/01/11/workshop-for-certification-schemes-and-competency-assessment-materials-in-java/

"Rebuilding marine life represents a doable Grand Challenge for humanity, an ethical obligation and a smart economic objective..."

This @nature paper outlines a roadmap to full recovery of the planet's marine resources by 2050.

https://phys.org/news/2020-04-landmark-marine-life-rebuilt.html via @physorg_com

Self-quarantining keeping you topside? Check out the Coral City Camera's live feed from an urban reef in Miami, Florida, an art-science research project by @CoralMorph: http://www.coralcitycamera.com

Positive news of the non-COVID-19 kind:
"Seaweed over plastic"

On Nusa Lembongan, seaweed farming is making a comeback as companies seek to develop alternative packaging materials to plastic. #Bali
https://www.eco-business.com/news/seaweed-over-plastic-indonesias-race-towards-sustainable-packaging/

In #Bali, we're joining much of the world to #StaySafeStayHome.

"In eastern Indonesia *bameti* is the sustainable use of marine resources by women in coastal areas, which is not just a local subsistence activity."

Jakarta Post: 2020: Super year for women in biodiversity? - The Jakarta Post.
https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2020/03/09/2020-super-year-for-women-in-biodiversity.html

Smart wound dressings, adapted to treat coral, may help stop spread of diseases like Stony Coral Tissue Loss. #SCTD
https://rdcu.be/b2W6c via @nresearchnews

Oceans in the face of #climatechange: warmer and louder. https://eos.org/articles/snapping-shrimp-pump-up-the-volume-in-warmer-water#.XmhC31nS4gA.twitter

Meet the 'mola militia'.
#citizenscience https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/22/hoodwinker-sunfish-discovery-north-america-citizen-scientists/4503250002/ via @usatoday

Transitioning into survival mode:
"It was incredibly spooky to witness how #corals are now exhibiting the same traits as they did at the last major #extinction event." #ClimateChangeIsReal
https://phys.org/news/2020-03-reef-building-coral-disaster-traits-akin.html

Are we underestimating the strength of coral reefs to resist the effects of climate change? Dr Rodney Salm’s research, which takes him to Indonesia each year to study corals with @CoralACenter, shows that some corals do survive mass bleaching. https://southeastasiaglobe.com/under-the-waves/

Have you dived on Bali's reefs? Ever wondered what's deeper, like 100 m deeper? Join us in #Sanur on Wednesday for an update on @oranglautan's expedition to explore #mesophotic reefs.

A recent study in the #GreatBarrierReef, north of Cooktown, found 99 per cent of juvenile green turtles were female. It's not just corals that are affected by increased temperatures — the sex of turtles is determined by the heat of the sand incubating their eggs. @jeremysom

Oceanic mantas unlucky enough to become bycatch on tuna boats face <50% survival rate when released. New measures adopted in the Western Pacific aim to increase survival by mandating gentler treatment. https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/small-steps-aim-to-make-a-large-ocean-safer-for-rays/ via @Mongabay

Hanging out upside down, the *Cassiopea* jellyfish may look confused but is actually performing a service that benefits mangroves: biogenic mixing.
https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/the-upside-of-upside-down-jellyfish/ via @hakaimagazine

2020 might be another year of widespread bleaching on the #GreatBarrierReef. https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/concerns-rise-for-great-barrier-reef-health-as-corals-start-to-bleach-20200220-p542lx.html via @smh

Widespread flushing of domestic sewage during an urbanization boom devastated coral reefs of Southern Hong Kong in the 1980s and 90s. Improvements in wastewater treatment in the 2000s reversed the situation. https://www.miragenews.com/hku-marine-ecologists-and-international-team-unveils-historical-impacts-of-development-on-coral-reef/

If you're in the Sanur area, please join us tomorrow evening for a special event:

Have you heard of #jellyfishlakes? This pub on @WURmarine research, co-authored by our own @agustincsn & Purwanto, explains why peripheral ecosystems deserve attention in conservation planning. #RajaAmpat
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X19308562

"Blue acceleration"--the term authors use in this review to describe intensifying claims on ocean resources, from food and tourism opportunities to deep-sea minerals and desalinated seawater.
https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(19)30275-1?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS2590332219302751%3Fshowall%3Dtrue via @CellPressNews

"In 25 years, the oceans have absorbed heat equivalent to the energy of 3.6 billion Hiroshima-size atom bomb explosions."

"But this problem is solvable. The first thing we need to do is use energy more wisely." 

via @insideclimate
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/14012020/ocean-heat-2019-warmest-year-argo-hurricanes-corals-marine-animals-heatwaves?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=cb94a65f69-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-cb94a65f69-327959893

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