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The CTC Center for Marine Conservation was visited by a group of students and their parents through Panda Trip, keen to learn more about marine conservation through art and games. Despite their young age, the students were all enthusiastic to learn about how they can help protect the oceans!
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/28/learning-the-basics-of-marine-conservation-through-art-and...
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The CTC Center for Marine Conservation was visited by a group of students and their parents through Panda Trip, keen to learn more about marine conservation through art and games. Despite their young age, the students were all enthusiastic to learn about how they can help protect the oceans!
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/28/learning-the-basics-of-marine-conservation-through-art-and-games/

The CTC team periodically collects data from our learning sites, but processing and analysis can be time-consuming. To prepare for the year ahead, the team attended training in 'R', a program which can analyze data at a rapid pace.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/01/07/analyzing-data-faster-with-the-ctc-team-in-tegal-java/
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The CTC team periodically collects data from our learning sites, but processing and analysis can be time-consuming. To prepare for the year ahead, the team attended training in R, a program which can analyze data at a rapid pace.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/01/07/analyzing-data-faster-with-the-ctc-team-in-tegal-java/

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CTC, in collaboration with WWF and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Indonesia, organized a workshop last week to further support the development of Indonesia’s vision to expand its marine protected area coverage by 30 million hectares by 2030!
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/01/28/supporting-indonesias-mpa-vision-2030/
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CTC, in collaboration with WWF and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Indonesia, organized a workshop last week to further support the development of Indonesia’s vision to expand its marine protected area coverage by 30 million hectares by 2030!
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2020/01/28/supporting-indonesias-mpa-vision-2030/

A second escape room is coming to the CTC Center for Marine Conservation in 2020! Building on the success of our first Escape Room SOS From the Deep, CTC will soon launch our latest escape room, focused on plastic pollution. Stay tuned...
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/23/new-escape-room-sos-plastic-danger-coming-soon/
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A second escape room is coming to the CTC Center for Marine Conservation in 2020! Building on the success of our first Escape Room SOS From the Deep, CTC will soon launch our latest escape room, focused on plastic pollution. Stay tuned...
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/23/new-escape-room-sos-plastic-danger-coming-soon/

Last night the CTC Center for Marine Conservation hosted Talking Underwater Session 3, with a very special public lecture by Dr Rod Salm on Coral Resilience to Climate Change in Indonesia. Dr Salm is the Senior Advisor Emeritus for the Pacific Division Marine Program at The Nature Conservancy. The event was packed out, with Dr Salm presenting on his research and journey through marine conservation. As the impacts of climate change become clearer, Dr Salm shared his optimism for the resilience of coral. Keep an eye on out for our next Talking Underwater event! ... See MoreSee Less

Last night the CTC Center for Marine Conservation hosted Talking Underwater Session 3, with a very special public lecture by Dr Rod Salm on Coral Resilience to Climate Change in Indonesia. Dr Salm is the Senior Advisor Emeritus for the Pacific Division Marine Program at The Nature Conservancy. The event was packed out, with Dr Salm presenting on his research and journey through marine conservation. As the impacts of climate change become clearer, Dr Salm shared his optimism for the resilience of coral. Keep an eye on out for our next Talking Underwater event!

At the end of 2019, CTC joined the 34th General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative, hosted by the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, Australia. Over three days, the delegates shared updates on their respective activities, discussed initiatives to engage with other regional and global bodies, and exchanged information on urgent threats.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/05/camaraderie-resolve-and-commitment-at-the-34th-general-mee...
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At the end of 2019, CTC joined the 34th General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative, hosted by the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, Australia. Over three days, the delegates shared updates on their respective activities, discussed initiatives to engage with other regional and global bodies, and exchanged information on urgent threats.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/05/camaraderie-resolve-and-commitment-at-the-34th-general-meeting-of-the-international-coral-reef-initiative/

In order to evaluate the performance of the Sustainable Blue Swimming Crab Fisheries Management Committee of Lampung Province and discuss the program priorities for 2020, CTC supported a meeting with the committee of the eastern coastal area of Lampung Province in Bandar Lampung.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/28/strengthening-collaboration-among-the-sustainable-fisherie...
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In order to evaluate the performance of the Sustainable Blue Swimming Crab Fisheries Management Committee of Lampung Province and discuss the program priorities for 2020, CTC supported a meeting with the committee of the eastern coastal area of Lampung Province in Bandar Lampung.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/28/strengthening-collaboration-among-the-sustainable-fisheries-management-committee-of-lampung-province/

As part of our continuing collaboration with Bali WISE to deliver a training program on basic marine ecology and sustainable tourism, the CTC team conducted a training session with 25 Bali WISE students at the CTC Center for Marine Conservation.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/03/sharing-basic-marine-ecology-and-sustainable-tourism-with-...
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As part of our continuing collaboration with Bali WISE to deliver a training program on basic marine ecology and sustainable tourism, the CTC team conducted a training session with 25 Bali WISE students at the CTC Center for Marine Conservation.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/03/sharing-basic-marine-ecology-and-sustainable-tourism-with-bali-wise-scholars/

In an effort to increase community engagement in the Lease Islands MPA management, and to build up local capacity in surveillance, monitoring and law enforcement, CTC conducted Resource Use Monitoring and Community Based Marine and Fisheries Surveillance Group training for teams in the Lease Islands.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/30/resource-use-monitoring-and-pokmaswas-training-in-the-leas...
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In an effort to increase community engagement in the Lease Islands MPA management, and to build up local capacity in surveillance, monitoring and law enforcement, CTC conducted Resource Use Monitoring and Community Based Marine and Fisheries Surveillance Group training for teams in the Lease Islands.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/30/resource-use-monitoring-and-pokmaswas-training-in-the-lease-islands/

Our CTC Center for Marine Conservation was visited by Dr Mohd Kushairi Mohd Rajuddin, the Executive Director of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security, who joined our team in Sanur and Nusa Penida. Dr Kushairi had the chance to meet the local Nusa Penida MPA management unit, tour the mangroves and seaweed farms in Nusa Lembongan, and dive in to see the beautiful reefs for himself. CTC continues to work closely with CTI-CFF, and our team shared stories from the field and lessons learned from local marine conservation efforts. ... See MoreSee Less

Our CTC Center for Marine Conservation was visited by Dr Mohd Kushairi Mohd Rajuddin, the Executive Director of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security, who joined our team in Sanur and Nusa Penida. Dr Kushairi had the chance to meet the local Nusa Penida MPA management unit, tour the mangroves and seaweed farms in Nusa Lembongan, and dive in to see the beautiful reefs for himself. CTC continues to work closely with CTI-CFF, and our team shared stories from the field and lessons learned from local marine conservation efforts.

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Keep up the good work!

It looks like your front fence is having a severe coral bleaching incident

As the CTC Center for Marine Conservation continues to grow, collaborating with international conservation educators gives our team the chance to expand our knowledge base to ensure we are prepared for challenges and utilizing the most effective engagement strategies. The team behind conservation and visitor engagement at the Seattle Aquarium visited the CTC Center for Marine Conservation to share their stories on providing a space for ocean education, and learn from our team’s experiences in community engagement.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/30/seattle-aquarium-visits-ctc-to-build-capacity-and-inspire-...
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As the CTC Center for Marine Conservation continues to grow, collaborating with international conservation educators gives our team the chance to expand our knowledge base to ensure we are prepared for challenges and utilizing the most effective engagement strategies. The team behind conservation and visitor engagement at the Seattle Aquarium visited the CTC Center for Marine Conservation to share their stories on providing a space for ocean education, and learn from our team’s experiences in community engagement.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/30/seattle-aquarium-visits-ctc-to-build-capacity-and-inspire-generations/

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Kadek Wiranatha......

In their role as managers of the Nusa Penida MPA, diving and reef health monitoring skills are crucial for the effectiveness of the Management Unit. With this in mind, the CTC team recently conducted training to build the scuba diving skills of the unit, and to expand their capacity to monitor and assess marine ecosystems, and collect and analyze data for an adaptively managed MPA.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/28/ctc-works-with-the-nusa-penida-mpa-management-unit-to-buil...
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In their role as managers of the Nusa Penida MPA, diving and reef health monitoring skills are crucial for the effectiveness of the Management Unit. With this in mind, the CTC team recently conducted training to build the scuba diving skills of the unit, and to expand their capacity to monitor and assess marine ecosystems, and collect and analyze data for an adaptively managed MPA.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/28/ctc-works-with-the-nusa-penida-mpa-management-unit-to-build-capacity/

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Great!

Terima kasih utk pembelajaranya selama ini 🙏🙏🙏👌

I miss this!

As one of the implementing partners of the USAID SEA Project, CTC conducted a public consultation at the district level to obtain community and local government approval regarding the Sula Islands MPA zoning plan.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/23/public-consultations-for-a-stronger-sula-islands-mpa/
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As one of the implementing partners of the USAID SEA Project, CTC conducted a public consultation at the district level to obtain community and local government approval regarding the Sula Islands MPA zoning plan.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/23/public-consultations-for-a-stronger-sula-islands-mpa/

Green Fins - Indonesia is growing! As a coordinator since 2018, CTC is responsible for assessing dive operators before they officially become active members of Green Fins. With new assessments conducted in December 2019, Green Fins Indonesia now has 30 active members!
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/15/green-fins-indonesia-grows-to-30-members/
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Green Fins - Indonesia is growing! As a coordinator since 2018, CTC is responsible for assessing dive operators before they officially become active members of Green Fins. With new assessments conducted in December 2019, Green Fins Indonesia now has 30 active members!
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/15/green-fins-indonesia-grows-to-30-members/

CTC was visited by a group from the Oceanic Society, coming from the US to engage with marine conservation in Indonesia. The group joined us for a trip to the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area, touring the mangrove forests, meeting local champions and snorkeling around reefs bursting with life. www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/25/oceanic-society-visits-the-nusa-penida-mpa/ ... See MoreSee Less

CTC was visited by a group from the Oceanic Society, coming from the US to engage with marine conservation in Indonesia. The group joined us for a trip to the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area, touring the mangrove forests, meeting local champions and snorkeling around reefs bursting with life. https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/25/oceanic-society-visits-the-nusa-penida-mpa/

To advance the role of Fisheries Extension Officers for the conservation of marine resources, CTC in collaboration with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries conducted training on the role of MPAs for coastal and small islands’ sustainable fisheries.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/01/fisheries-extention-officer-of-eastern-indonesia-build-kno...
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To advance the role of Fisheries Extension Officers for the conservation of marine resources, CTC in collaboration with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries conducted training on the role of MPAs for coastal and small islands’ sustainable fisheries.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/01/fisheries-extention-officer-of-eastern-indonesia-build-knowledge-of-marine/

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Happy New Year 2020 from the CTC team! This year we will be expanding our projects, engaging with more communities, and building up our network of ocean champions! With your support we can all make a difference in protecting our oceans and marine biodiversity! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year 2020 from the CTC team!  This year we will be expanding our projects, engaging with more communities, and building up our network of ocean champions! With your support we can all make a difference in protecting our oceans and marine biodiversity!

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CTC supported the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security’s 15th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) and Pre-SOM meetings held in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in November.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/08/ctc-supports-cti-cff-15th-senior-officials-meeting-in-honi...
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CTC supported the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security’s 15th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) and Pre-SOM meetings held in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in November.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/08/ctc-supports-cti-cff-15th-senior-officials-meeting-in-honiara-solomon-islands/

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To further continue the establishment process of the Ay and Rhun Islands MPAs, and promote their effective management, research and data collection must be conducted to ensure that marine resource management is informed by the latest scientific data. In November, CTC, with full support from the USAID SEA Project, conducted parallel scientific assessments in Ay and Rhun Islands MPAs.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/13/surveying-some-of-the-worlds-most-diverse-reefs-in-the-ban...
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To further continue the establishment process of the Ay and Rhun Islands MPAs, and promote their effective management, research and data collection must be conducted to ensure that marine resource management is informed by the latest scientific data.  In November, CTC, with full support from the USAID SEA Project, conducted parallel scientific assessments in Ay and Rhun Islands MPAs. 
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/13/surveying-some-of-the-worlds-most-diverse-reefs-in-the-banda-islands/

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

Some animals migrate. Maybe some marine protected areas should, too.
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-mobile-areas-biodiversity-high-seas.html

Combat #marinedebris with sound waves?

A method tested in Japan filtered out 95% of polyethylene and 99% of nylon microfibres from laundry wastewater using sound waves. http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2019/12/sound-waves-could-capture-microplastics-from-washing-machine-wastewater/ via @AnthropoceneMag

Several perspectives on the efficacy of MPAs to protect coral in the face of climate change, succinctly presented via comic strip. #scicomm

https://www.knowablemagazine.org/article/sustainability/2019/coral-reef-conservation-marine-reserves

The strike of a mantis shrimp generates a shockwave capable of shattering its prey's shell. However, this fearsome predator is rendered catatonic by the mesmerizing display of...the disco clam.
Via @WIREDScience
https://www.wired.com/story/when-a-mantis-shrimp-fights-a-disco-clam/

*Rhincodon typus* (whale shark) was just one of several species recorded for the first time during reef surveys in the Banda islands, Maluku. Read about the biophysical, socio-economic and perception monitoring we did there last month: https://bit.ly/2Rp7qzb

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What do kite competitions and ceramics have to do with #MarineConservation? Find out from our Ocean Legacy Awardees, recently honored at our 10th anniversary celebration. https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/coral-triangle-marks-10th-year-anniversary-with-first-ever-ocean-legacy-awards/

Broadcasting healthy reef sounds attracted fish to dead reef patches, a result that could support restoration. Unfortunately, some media sensationalized the results to proclaim that underwater speakers could "save" reefs. Fact-check with the original here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-13186-2

Thanks to @ICRI_Coral_Reef, @aims_gov_au, @gbrmarinepark & all who contributed to #ICRIGM34. Next challenge: preserve the cameradrie, resolve and commitment that has characterized ICRI for 25 years, as charged by AIMS Council Chairman The Hon Penelope Wensley AC.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority@gbrmarinepark

The Authority hosted the @ICRI_Coral_Reef (ICRI) General Meeting in #Townsville this week. A great opportunity for delegates from 40 countries to share their expertise and consider future challenges for managing the world's reefs. #AustralianAid #ICRIGM34 #DFAT#GreatBarrierReef

Women of Wasini Island, Kenya, are leading an effort to restore coral reefs devastated by the 2016 global bleaching event. With no slowdown in global #GreenhouseGas emissions, when will #ClimateChange bring the next bleaching event? #EmissionsGap https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/26/lobsters-and-octopuses-are-back-kenyan-women-leading-coral-reef-revival-wasini-island

Registration is now open for the 6th International Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium! Please complete the questionnaire by 15 November #ITMEMS6 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScisGd2HkV43_P8OV7fbbwlIgtyUdo5W_7hwvm-VYX8_RqXuA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Underwater photos from volunteers will be used with aerial #RemoteSensing imagery to map coastal marine habitats in the @GreatReefCensus.
#CitizenScience #GreatBarrierReef
http://po.st/tblwTA via @SmithsonianMag

Some corals survive periods of heat stress by withdrawing polyps deep into their skeletons, reemerging when conditions improve. This "rejuvenescence" strategy may become ineffective, however, as #ClimateChange increases the frequency of warming events. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/10/eaax2950

TOMORROW: Join ocean ARTivist @CourtneyCoral, creator of Semesta Terumbu Karang (Coral Universe), for a hands-on coral clay workshop!
4:00-5:00 pm, Center for Marine Conservation in Sanur, #Bali
#ILoveMondays #Artivism
https://youtu.be/km7HezM5ub8

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Whale-watching can bring economic & educational benefits, but boat fuel hydrocarbons, absorbed through whales' skin, can cause health problems. After the allowable boat-whale distance was doubled, from 91 to 183m, hydrocarbons in whale poop decreased. https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/sucking-gas/

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