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CTC is looking for a Junior Communications Officer. Check out the Terms of Reference at www.coraltrianglecenter.org/working-with-ctc/
Interested applicants may send their CV and cover letter to hrecruitment@coraltrianglecenter.org by December 20, 2020.
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CTC is looking for a Junior Communications Officer. Check out the Terms of Reference at https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/working-with-ctc/
Interested applicants may send their CV and cover letter to hrecruitment@coraltrianglecenter.org by December 20, 2020.

To help rehabilitate damaged reefs in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (MPA), Coral Triangle Center (CTC) together with the Bali MPA Management Unit, and the Nuansa Pulau Community Group, launched its new Adopt-A-Coral site through a small ceremony in Ped Village, Nusa Penida, Bali, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Attending the event were the Bupati of Klungkung Regency, Head of the Marine and Fisheries Agency of Bali Province, the Head of the Nusa Penida MPA Management Unit Bali, the Head of Nusa Penida Sub-District, the Head of Ped Village, Bali Nusa Dua Reef Foundation and Putri Siren.
Through the Adopt-A-Coral program, anyone can participate by adopting baby corals or coral fragments found in the area that are transplanted into a substrate or growing medium placed on the seabed which will then grow into reefs.In addition to ecological rehabilitation, the project also aspires to provide socio-economic benefits to the local community through direct employment and training, outreach activities, and by creating a new snorkelling and diving site.
“Coral reefs are not only important as habitat for many reef fish and other marine animals, but also provide benefits for local communities from tourism and fisheries activities ,” said Rili Djohani, Executive Director of CTC, during the launch.
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To help rehabilitate damaged reefs in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (MPA), Coral Triangle Center (CTC) together with the Bali MPA Management Unit, and the Nuansa Pulau Community Group, launched its new Adopt-A-Coral site through a small ceremony in Ped Village, Nusa Penida, Bali, on Wednesday,  December 2, 2020. 
Attending the event were the Bupati of Klungkung Regency, Head of the Marine and Fisheries Agency of Bali Province, the Head of the Nusa Penida MPA Management Unit Bali, the Head of Nusa Penida Sub-District, the Head of Ped Village,  Bali Nusa Dua Reef Foundation and Putri Siren. 
Through the Adopt-A-Coral program, anyone can participate by adopting baby corals or coral fragments found in the area that are transplanted into a substrate or growing medium placed on the seabed which will then grow into reefs.In addition to ecological rehabilitation, the project also aspires to provide socio-economic benefits to the local community through direct employment and training, outreach activities, and by creating a new snorkelling and diving site. 
 “Coral reefs are not only important as habitat for many reef fish and other marine animals, but also provide benefits for local communities from tourism and fisheries activities ,” said Rili Djohani, Executive Director of CTC, during the launch.

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Sukses selalu CTC, semoga bisa terus berkembang pada masyarakat pesisir lainnya👍🙏

The Banda Sea is a known destination for whales, which migrate from Australian to Indonesian waters via the migratory passages of the Lesser Sundas and Timor-Leste.

Our expedition team to the Forgotten Islands, were fortunate to encounter a mother and calf sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). Sperm whales are known to have the largest brain of any creature to have lived on Earth. These toothed whales eat thousands of pounds of fish and squid—about one ton per day. Sperm whales are often spotted in groups (called pods) of some 15 to 20 animals. Pods include females and their young. Using their tale fluke, they can cruise the oceans at around 23 miles per hour.

Photo of the sperm whale mon and calf was taken by Foued Kadachi (foued@indonoceans.com)

Follow us on social media as we continue to share stories from the Forgotten Islands!
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Laut Banda dikenal sebagai tujuan paus, yang bermigrasi dari perairan Australia ke Indonesia melalui jalur migrasi Nusa Tenggara dan Timor-Leste.

Tim ekspedisi kami yang melakukan perjalanan ke Forgotten Islands, beruntung bertemu dengan ibu dan anak dari sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Sperm whale memiliki otak terbesar dari semua makhluk yang pernah hidup di Bumi. Paus bergigi ini memakan ribuan pon ikan dan cumi-cumi — sekitar kurang lebih satu ton per hari. Sperm whale sering terlihat dalam kelompok (disebut polong) yang terdiri dari 15 hingga 20 hewan. Polong termasuk paus betina dan anaknya. Dari kisah mereka, paus ini dapat menjelajahi lautan dengan kecepatan sekitar 23 mil per jam.

Foto ibu dan anak sperm whale diambil oleh Foued Kadachi (foued@indonoceans.com)

Ikuti kami di media sosial saat kami terus berbagi cerita dari Forgetten Islands!
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The Banda Sea is a known destination for whales, which migrate from Australian to Indonesian waters via the migratory passages of the Lesser Sundas and Timor-Leste.

Our expedition team to the Forgotten Islands, were fortunate to encounter a mother and calf sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus).  Sperm whales are known to have the largest brain of any creature  to have lived on Earth. These toothed whales eat thousands of pounds of fish and squid—about one ton per day. Sperm whales are often spotted in groups (called pods) of some 15 to 20 animals. Pods include females and their young. Using their tale fluke, they can cruise the oceans at around 23 miles per hour.

Photo of the sperm whale mon and calf was taken by Foued Kadachi (foued@indonoceans.com)

Follow us on social media as we continue to share stories from the Forgotten Islands!
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Laut Banda dikenal sebagai tujuan paus, yang bermigrasi dari perairan Australia ke Indonesia melalui jalur migrasi Nusa Tenggara dan Timor-Leste.

Tim ekspedisi kami yang melakukan perjalanan ke Forgotten Islands, beruntung bertemu dengan ibu dan anak dari sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Sperm whale memiliki otak terbesar dari semua makhluk yang pernah hidup di Bumi. Paus bergigi ini memakan ribuan pon ikan dan cumi-cumi — sekitar kurang lebih satu ton per hari. Sperm whale sering terlihat dalam kelompok (disebut polong) yang terdiri dari 15 hingga 20 hewan. Polong termasuk paus betina dan anaknya. Dari kisah mereka, paus ini dapat menjelajahi lautan dengan kecepatan sekitar 23 mil per jam.

Foto ibu dan anak sperm whale diambil oleh Foued Kadachi (foued@indonoceans.com)

Ikuti kami di media sosial saat kami terus berbagi cerita dari Forgetten Islands!

When diving in the Forgotten Islands, be prepared to meet some of the rarest and most fascinating marine animals as they go about in their natural habitats.

While in the Banda Sea, the team encountered hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae) – not just one but an entire school of more than 100 sharks!

Hammerhead sharks are a group of sharks that form the family Sphyrnidae, so named for the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened like a hammer.

Because of their distinctive head shape, with eyes mounted on the sides of the shark's distinctive hammer head, they have 360 degree vision in the vertical plane, meaning the animals can see above and below them at all times, allowing them to easily spot their prey.

The IUCN Red List classifies scalloped hammerhead sharks as endangered whereas the smalleye hammerhead is listed as vulnerable. Hammerhead sharks, just like other shark species, are threatened due to the global demand for their fins and as a result their population is declining rapidly worldwide.

The photo of the school of hammerheads was taken by Foued Kadachi (foued@indonoceans.com) at 45 meters depth in Magic Corner, Banda Sea.

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Saat menyelam di Forgotten Islands, bersiaplah untuk bertemu dengan beberapa hewan laut paling langka dan paling menarik saat mereka berkeliling di habitat aslinya.

Saat berada di Laut Banda, tim bertemu dengan hiu martil (Sphyrnidae).
- bukan hanya satu tetapi gerombolan hiu yang terdiri dari lebih dari 100 hiu!

Hiu martil adalah sekelompok hiu yang membentuk keluarga Sphyrnidae, dinamai demikian karena struktur kepalanya yang tidak biasa dan khas, yang diratakan seperti palu.

Karena bentuk kepalanya yang khas, dengan mata di sisi kepala hiu yang khas, mereka memiliki penglihatan 360 derajat pada bidang vertikal, yang berarti hewan dapat melihat ke atas dan di bawah setiap saat, memungkinkan mereka untuk dengan mudah melihat mangsanya.

Daftar Merah IUCN mengklasifikasikan hiu martil bergigi sebagai hewan yang terancam punah sedangkan hiu martil smalleye terdaftar sebagai spesies rentan. Hiu martil, seperti spesies hiu lainnya, terancam karena permintaan global akan siripnya yang mengakibatkan penurunan pada populasinya dengan cepat di seluruh dunia.

Foto sekelompok martil diambil oleh Foued Kadachi (foued@indonoceans.com) di kedalaman 45 meter di Magic Corner, Laut Banda.
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When diving in the Forgotten Islands, be prepared to meet some of the rarest and most fascinating marine animals as they go about in their natural habitats. 

While in the Banda Sea, the team encountered hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae) – not just one but an entire school of more than 100 sharks!

Hammerhead sharks are a group of sharks that form the family Sphyrnidae, so named for the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened like a hammer. 

Because of their distinctive head shape, with eyes mounted on the sides of the sharks distinctive hammer head, they have 360 degree vision in the vertical plane, meaning the animals can see above and below them at all times, allowing them to easily spot their prey.

The IUCN Red List classifies scalloped hammerhead sharks as endangered whereas the smalleye hammerhead is listed as vulnerable. Hammerhead sharks, just like other shark species, are threatened due to the global demand for their fins and as a result their population is declining rapidly worldwide. 

The photo of the school of hammerheads was taken by Foued Kadachi (foued@indonoceans.com) at 45 meters depth in Magic Corner, Banda Sea. 

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Saat menyelam di Forgotten Islands, bersiaplah untuk bertemu dengan beberapa hewan laut paling langka dan paling menarik saat mereka berkeliling di habitat aslinya.

Saat berada di Laut Banda, tim bertemu dengan hiu martil (Sphyrnidae).
 - bukan hanya satu tetapi gerombolan hiu yang terdiri dari lebih dari 100 hiu!

Hiu martil adalah sekelompok hiu yang membentuk keluarga Sphyrnidae, dinamai demikian karena struktur kepalanya yang tidak biasa dan khas, yang diratakan seperti palu.

Karena bentuk kepalanya yang khas, dengan mata di sisi kepala hiu yang khas, mereka memiliki penglihatan 360 derajat pada bidang vertikal, yang berarti hewan dapat melihat ke atas dan di bawah setiap saat, memungkinkan mereka untuk dengan mudah melihat mangsanya.

Daftar Merah IUCN mengklasifikasikan hiu martil bergigi sebagai hewan yang terancam punah sedangkan hiu martil smalleye terdaftar sebagai spesies rentan. Hiu martil, seperti spesies hiu lainnya, terancam karena permintaan global akan siripnya yang mengakibatkan penurunan pada populasinya dengan cepat di seluruh dunia.

Foto sekelompok martil diambil oleh Foued Kadachi (foued@indonoceans.com) di kedalaman 45 meter di Magic Corner, Laut Banda.

The rich and almost untouched reefs in the Forgotten Islands hold a lot of magical scenes for underwater explorers to behold.

The expedition team found these Indonesian Giant Barrel Sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) spawning at 15-25 meters depth in Manuk Island.

These barrel sponges, can live up to 2,000 years. They are “broadcast spawners” because they release eggs and sperm into the water column. The fertilized eggs develop into larvae that travel with the currents for up to a couple of days, and then these larvae settle to the seafloor and become new barrel sponges.

These sponges are filter feeders, with a very important role in the ecosystem. Giant Barrel Sponges filter a tremendous amount of water throughout their lifespan, which increases water clarity, controls algae, and affects coral populations. These sponges also serve as a habitat for many other species such as other invertebrates and benthic fish.

Photo of the spawning barrel sponge was taken by Purwanto/CTC.

Stay tuned in our social media as we go through more stories from our expedition in the Forgotten Islands.

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Terumbu yang kaya dan hampir tak tersentuh di Forgotten Islands menyimpan banyak pemandangan menakjubkan untuk disaksikan oleh para penjelajah bawah air.

Tim ekspedisi menemukan spons tong raksasa Indonesia (Xestospongia testudinaria) sedang bertelur di kedalaman 15-25 meter di Pulau Manuk.

Spons tong ini, bisa hidup hingga 2.000 tahun. Mereka adalah “broadcast spawners” karena mereka melepaskan telur dan sperma ke dalam kolom air. Telur yang telah dibuahi berkembang menjadi larva yang bergerak mengikuti arus hingga beberapa hari, kemudian larva tersebut mengendap di dasar laut dan menjadi spons tong baru.

Spons ini merupakan filter feeder, dengan peran yang sangat penting dalam ekosistem. Spons tong raksasa menyaring air dalamjumlah yang besar sepanjang umurnya, yang dapat meningkatkan kejernihan air, mengontrol alga, dan mempengaruhi populasi karang. Spons ini juga berfungsi sebagai habitat bagi banyak spesies lain seperti invertebrata lainnya dan benthic fish.

Foto pemijahan spons tong diambil oleh Purwanto / CTC.

Pantau terus media sosial kami untuk menelusuri lebih banyak cerita dari ekspedisi kami di Forgotten Islands.
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The rich and almost untouched reefs in the Forgotten Islands hold a lot of magical scenes for underwater explorers to behold. 
 
The expedition team found these Indonesian Giant Barrel Sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) spawning at 15-25 meters depth in Manuk Island. 

These barrel sponges, can live up to 2,000 years. They are “broadcast spawners” because they release eggs and sperm into the water column. The fertilized eggs develop into larvae that travel with the currents for up to a couple of days, and then these larvae settle to the seafloor and become new barrel sponges.

These sponges are filter feeders, with a very important role in the ecosystem. Giant Barrel Sponges filter a tremendous amount of water throughout their lifespan, which increases water clarity, controls algae, and affects coral populations. These sponges also serve as a habitat for many other species such as other invertebrates and benthic fish. 

Photo of the spawning barrel sponge was taken by Purwanto/CTC. 

Stay tuned in our social media as we go through more stories from our expedition in the Forgotten Islands.

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Terumbu yang kaya dan hampir tak tersentuh di Forgotten Islands menyimpan banyak pemandangan menakjubkan untuk disaksikan oleh para penjelajah bawah air.
 
Tim ekspedisi menemukan spons tong raksasa Indonesia (Xestospongia testudinaria) sedang bertelur di kedalaman 15-25 meter di Pulau Manuk.

Spons tong ini, bisa hidup hingga 2.000 tahun. Mereka adalah “broadcast spawners” karena mereka melepaskan telur dan sperma ke dalam kolom air. Telur yang telah dibuahi berkembang menjadi larva yang bergerak mengikuti arus hingga beberapa hari, kemudian larva tersebut mengendap di dasar laut dan menjadi spons tong baru.

Spons ini merupakan filter feeder, dengan peran yang sangat penting dalam ekosistem. Spons tong raksasa menyaring air dalamjumlah yang besar sepanjang umurnya, yang dapat meningkatkan kejernihan air, mengontrol alga, dan mempengaruhi populasi karang. Spons ini juga berfungsi sebagai habitat bagi banyak spesies lain seperti invertebrata lainnya dan benthic fish.

Foto pemijahan spons tong diambil oleh Purwanto / CTC.

Pantau terus media sosial kami untuk menelusuri lebih banyak cerita dari ekspedisi kami di Forgotten Islands.

In this trip to the Forgotten Islands, our team was able to study and dive in several types of coral reef systems: fringing reefs, atolls, and patch reefs.

Fringing reefs grow near the coastline around islands and continents. They are separated from the shore by narrow, shallow lagoons. Fringing reefs are the most common type of reef that we see.

Atolls are rings of coral that create protected lagoons and are usually located in the middle of the sea. Atolls usually form when islands surrounded by fringing reefs sink into the sea or the sea level rises around them. These islands are often the tops of underwater volcanoes. The fringing reefs continue to grow and eventually form circles with lagoons inside.

Patch reefs are small, isolated reefs that grow up from the open bottom of the island platform or continental shelf. They usually occur between fringing reefs and barrier reefs.

Pictured here are aerial photographs of the Sermata Atoll, fringing reefs in Tellang, Rhun and Nailaka Islands. and patch reefs in the Lease Islands. The photographs were taken by the expedition’s amazing photographers @Alex del Olmo and @Tommy Schultz

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Dalam perjalanan ke Forgotten Islands ini, tim kami dapat mempelajari dan menyelami beberapa jenis sistem terumbu karang: terumbu karang tepi, atol, dan terumbu karang datar.

Terumbu karang tepi tumbuh di dekat garis pantai di sekitar pulau dan benua. Mereka dipisahkan dari pantai oleh laguna yang sempit dan dangkal. Terumbu karang tepi adalah jenis terumbu karang yang paling umum kita lihat.

Atol adalah cincin karang yang membentuk laguna yang terlindungi dan biasanya terletak di tengah laut. Atol biasanya terbentuk ketika pulau-pulau yang dikelilingi oleh terumbu karang tenggelam atau kenaikan pada permukaan laut di sekitar area tersebut. Pulau-pulau ini sering kali menjadi puncak gunung api bawah laut. Terumbu karang tepi terus tumbuh dan akhirnya membentuk lingkaran dengan laguna di dalamnya.

Terumbu karang datar adalah terumbu kecil yang terisolasi yang tumbuh dari dasar pulau atau landas kontinen. Mereka biasanya terjadi di antara terumbu karang tepi dan terumbu penghalang.

Gambar ini adalah foto udara dari Atol Sermata, terumbu karang tepi di Kepulauan Tellang, Rhun dan Nailaka dan terumbu karang datar di Kepulauan Lease. Foto-foto tersebut diambil oleh fotografer ekspedisi yang luar biasa, Alex del Olmo dan Tommy Schultz.
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In this trip to the Forgotten Islands, our team was able to study and dive in several types of coral reef systems: fringing reefs, atolls, and patch reefs. 

Fringing reefs grow near the coastline around islands and continents. They are separated from the shore by narrow, shallow lagoons. Fringing reefs are the most common type of reef that we see.

Atolls are rings of coral that create protected lagoons and are usually located in the middle of the sea. Atolls usually form when islands surrounded by fringing reefs sink into the sea or the sea level rises around them. These islands are often the tops of underwater volcanoes. The fringing reefs continue to grow and eventually form circles with lagoons inside.

Patch reefs are small, isolated reefs that grow up from the open bottom of the island platform or continental shelf. They usually occur between fringing reefs and barrier reefs. 

Pictured here are aerial photographs of the Sermata Atoll, fringing reefs in Tellang, Rhun and Nailaka Islands. and patch reefs in the Lease Islands. The photographs were taken by the expedition’s amazing photographers @Alex del Olmo and @Tommy Schultz 

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Dalam perjalanan ke Forgotten Islands ini, tim kami dapat mempelajari dan menyelami beberapa jenis sistem terumbu karang: terumbu karang tepi, atol, dan terumbu karang datar.

Terumbu karang tepi tumbuh di dekat garis pantai di sekitar pulau dan benua. Mereka dipisahkan dari pantai oleh laguna yang sempit dan dangkal. Terumbu karang tepi adalah jenis terumbu karang yang paling umum kita lihat.

Atol adalah cincin karang yang membentuk laguna yang terlindungi dan biasanya terletak di tengah laut. Atol biasanya terbentuk ketika pulau-pulau yang dikelilingi oleh terumbu karang tenggelam atau kenaikan pada permukaan laut di sekitar area tersebut. Pulau-pulau ini sering kali menjadi puncak gunung api bawah laut. Terumbu karang tepi terus tumbuh dan akhirnya membentuk lingkaran dengan laguna di dalamnya.

Terumbu karang datar adalah terumbu kecil yang terisolasi yang tumbuh dari dasar pulau atau landas kontinen. Mereka biasanya terjadi di antara terumbu karang tepi dan terumbu penghalang.

Gambar ini adalah foto udara dari Atol Sermata, terumbu karang tepi di Kepulauan Tellang, Rhun dan Nailaka dan terumbu karang datar di Kepulauan Lease. Foto-foto tersebut diambil oleh fotografer ekspedisi yang luar biasa, Alex del Olmo dan Tommy Schultz.

This month, CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani and CTC Senior MPA Specialist Purwanto joined a group of marine scientists from YKAN-TNC, PNC and Hatfield Consultants for a 20-day expedition in Indonesia’s Maluku Tenggara or “Forgotten Islands”

Onboard the Seven Seas, a traditional phinisi liveaboard, the team explored a 1,000 km long chain of archipelagos between the Banda and Arafura Seas, starting in Maumere all the way to Ambon. Undeveloped, distant from population centers, these “Forgotten Islands” have been largely isolated from the rest of Indonesia and the world. They also make up the eastern end of Wallacea, a transitional region between continental Southeast Asia and Australia-New Guinea.

The objectives of the trip, which was organized and sponsored by the Seven Seas, is to monitor coral reefs along remote islands in the Sunda Banda seascape, assess, compare and explore the development of different types of MPAs in this region, look at the impact of the pandemic on local communities, and collect video footage and photo materials for conservation programs.

Follow the highlights of their journey in the next few days here on our social media as they show the best of Indonesia’s underwater world!

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Bulan ini, Direktur Eksekutif CTC Rili Djohani dan Spesialis Senior MPA Purwanto bergabung dengan sekelompok ilmuwan kelautan dari YKAN-TNC, PNC, dan Konsultan Hatfield dan tim fotografer untuk ekspedisi epik selama 20 hari di “Forgetten Islands” di Indonesia di atas Seven Seas Liveaboard.

Pulau-pulau ini bukanlah tujuan satu-satunya, melainkan sebuah rantai kepulauan sepanjang 1.000 km antara Laut Banda dan Laut Arafura, mulai dari Timor hingga Papua. Pulau ini merupakan pulau yang belum berkembang, jauh dari pusat populasi, "Forgotten Island" ini sebagian besar telah terisolasi dari seluruh Indonesia dan dunia. Mereka juga membentuk ujung timur Wallacea, wilayah transisi antara benua Asia Tenggara dan Australia-Nugini.

Tujuan perjalanan ini adalah untuk memantau terumbu karang di sepanjang pulau-pulau terpencil di bentang laut Sunda Banda ini, menilai, membandingkan dan mengeksplorasi perkembangan berbagai jenis KKP di wilayah ini, menilai dampak Covid-19 terhadap masyarakat lokal, dan mengumpulkan rekaman video dan bahan foto untuk program konservasi.

Perjalanan itu diselenggarakan dan disponsori oleh Seven Seas.

Ikuti kisah perjalanan mereka dalam beberapa hari ke depan di media sosial kami. Mereka akan menunjukkan yang terbaik dari dunia bawah laut Indonesia!
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This month, CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani and CTC Senior MPA Specialist Purwanto joined a group of marine scientists from YKAN-TNC, PNC and Hatfield Consultants for a 20-day expedition in Indonesia’s Maluku Tenggara or “Forgotten Islands”  

Onboard the Seven Seas, a traditional phinisi liveaboard, the team explored  a 1,000 km long chain of archipelagos between the Banda and Arafura Seas, starting in Maumere all the way to Ambon. Undeveloped, distant from population centers, these “Forgotten Islands” have been largely isolated from the rest of Indonesia and the world. They also make up the eastern end of Wallacea, a transitional region between continental Southeast Asia and Australia-New Guinea. 

The objectives of the trip, which was organized and sponsored by the Seven Seas, is to monitor coral reefs along remote islands in the Sunda Banda seascape, assess, compare and explore the development of different types of MPAs in this region, look at the impact of the pandemic on local communities, and collect video footage and photo materials for conservation programs. 

Follow the highlights of their journey in the next few days here on our social media as they show the best of Indonesia’s underwater world!

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Bulan ini, Direktur Eksekutif CTC Rili Djohani dan Spesialis Senior MPA Purwanto bergabung dengan sekelompok ilmuwan kelautan dari YKAN-TNC, PNC, dan Konsultan Hatfield dan tim fotografer untuk ekspedisi epik selama 20 hari di “Forgetten Islands” di Indonesia di atas Seven Seas Liveaboard.

Pulau-pulau ini bukanlah tujuan satu-satunya, melainkan sebuah rantai kepulauan sepanjang 1.000 km antara Laut Banda dan Laut Arafura, mulai dari Timor hingga Papua. Pulau ini merupakan pulau yang belum berkembang, jauh dari pusat populasi, Forgotten Island ini sebagian besar telah terisolasi dari seluruh Indonesia dan dunia. Mereka juga membentuk ujung timur Wallacea, wilayah transisi antara benua Asia Tenggara dan Australia-Nugini.

Tujuan perjalanan ini adalah untuk memantau terumbu karang di sepanjang pulau-pulau terpencil di bentang laut Sunda Banda ini, menilai, membandingkan dan mengeksplorasi perkembangan berbagai jenis KKP di wilayah ini, menilai dampak Covid-19 terhadap masyarakat lokal, dan mengumpulkan rekaman video dan bahan foto untuk program konservasi.

Perjalanan itu diselenggarakan dan disponsori oleh Seven Seas.

Ikuti kisah perjalanan mereka dalam beberapa hari ke depan di media sosial kami. Mereka akan menunjukkan yang terbaik dari dunia bawah laut Indonesia!

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CTC Executive Director @Rili Djohani is featured in the latest edition of the ASEAN Magazine. Read all about it and download your copy via this link asean.org/?static_post=asean-magazine-issue-5: ... See MoreSee Less

CTC Executive Director @Rili Djohani is featured in the latest edition of the ASEAN Magazine. Read all about it and download your copy via this link https://asean.org/?static_post=asean-magazine-issue-5:

MPA management effectiveness is the degree to which an MPA has achieved its goals and objectives. Indicators include good governance, positive ecological impacts, and improvement in the area’s socio-economic and cultural conditions. As part of our efforts to support management effectiveness in the Nusa Penida MPA, we supported the development and finalization of its surveillance protocols. Read more about it here: bit.ly/2I9GwZM ... See MoreSee Less

MPA management effectiveness is the degree to which an MPA has achieved its goals and objectives. Indicators include good governance, positive ecological impacts, and improvement in the area’s socio-economic and cultural conditions.  As part of our efforts to support management effectiveness in the Nusa Penida MPA, we supported the development and finalization of its surveillance protocols. Read more about it here: https://bit.ly/2I9GwZM

Last month, we opened the doors to our new office at the CTC Center for Marine Conservation. The opening ceremonies began on October 2, 2020 with Melaspas, a Balinese blessing ceremony. On October 8, we held the official opening ceremony marked by the ribbon-cutting led by the Chair of the CTC Board of Trustees, Yuli Ismartono and CTC Executive Director, Rili Djohani. Read more about it via this link: bit.ly/36lddfd ... See MoreSee Less

Last month, we opened the doors to our new office at the CTC Center for Marine Conservation. The opening ceremonies began on October 2, 2020 with Melaspas, a Balinese blessing ceremony.  On October 8, we held the official opening ceremony marked by the ribbon-cutting  led by the Chair of the CTC Board of Trustees, Yuli Ismartono and CTC Executive Director, Rili Djohani. Read more about it via this link:  https://bit.ly/36lddfd

CTC Academy Goes Online with Fisheries Governance Training! To adapt to the changes in learning methods during the time of the pandemic, CTC has launched its new e-learning platform with a new online course on fisheries management. The platform provides free courses for the public to learn more about marine resource management. Read more about it: bit.ly/32gqCUu ... See MoreSee Less

CTC Academy Goes Online with Fisheries Governance Training! To adapt to the changes in learning methods during the time of the pandemic, CTC has launched its new e-learning platform with a new online course on fisheries management. The platform provides free courses for the public to learn more about marine resource management. Read more about it: https://bit.ly/32gqCUu

CTC resumed biophysical surveys in the Lease Islands MPA this month and observed resilient coral reefs and lots of spawning fish indicating a healthy underwater ecosystem.

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CTC resumed biophysical surveys in the Lease Islands MPA this month and observed resilient coral reefs and lots of spawning fish indicating a healthy underwater ecosystem.

https://bit.ly/3etzcE8

Join us next week for an insightful discussion on biodiversity protection in the Arafura Timor Seas! Check out the registration details below! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us as we discuss the latest developments in marine resource management in the Arafura Timor Sea in collaboration with Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action - ATSEA - 2 experts and partners! Register now and see you there!🗓️ MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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Join us as we discuss the latest developments in marine resource management in the Arafura Timor Sea in collaboration with Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action - ATSEA - 2 experts and partners! Register now and see you there!

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To mark this year’s World Animal Day on October 4, CTC is taking part in raising the awareness about the importance of animal protection! World Animal Day is celebrated across the globe with the mission to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards. For this year’s celebration, CTC will be highlighting the importance of protecting sea turtles in the Coral Triangle, as they are classified as threatened, endangered, or critically endangered, due largely to human impact in the form of hunting, bycatch in fishing nets, pollution and climate change. Read for more about it here bit.ly/2SMqg2U ... See MoreSee Less

To mark this year’s World Animal Day on October 4, CTC is taking part in raising the awareness about the importance of animal protection! World Animal Day is celebrated across the globe with the mission to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards. For this year’s celebration, CTC will be highlighting the importance of protecting sea turtles in the Coral Triangle, as they are classified as threatened, endangered, or critically endangered, due largely to human impact in the form of hunting, bycatch in fishing nets, pollution and climate change.  Read for more about it here  https://bit.ly/2SMqg2U

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This year, CTC became one of the implementing partners of the second phase of the Arafura & Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Program (ATSEA-2), a regional partnership that aims to address the most important transboundary marine issues facing the region.

CTC, in collaboration with a team of experts, will provide technical support to the ATSEA-2 project to facilitate the development of a marine protected area network design and sea turtle action plan to protect priority coastal and marine habitats and conserve protected species. Read for more about the story here bit.ly/30Wirfv
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This year, CTC became one of the implementing partners of the second phase of the Arafura & Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Program (ATSEA-2), a regional partnership that aims to address the most important transboundary marine issues facing the region.  

CTC, in collaboration with a team of experts, will provide technical support to the ATSEA-2 project to facilitate the development of a marine protected area network design and sea turtle action plan to protect priority coastal and marine habitats and conserve protected species. Read for more about the story here https://bit.ly/30Wirfv
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Indonesia & the other 13 @oceanpanel countries have pledged to sustainably manage 100% of their waters by 2025. Here's where #OceanAction100 starts:

Five priorities for a sustainable ocean economy https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03303-3

Think corals have no personality? Try watching them in #timelapse.

#animalbehavior #mesophotic
https://www.biographic.com/lens-of-time-corals-in-motion/

Join us!🌊Eliminating #marineplastic - policy, science, business and stakeholder actions🌏

26 Nov. 2020, 09:00-10:30 ICT (Jakarta/Bangkok time)

Side event of #SEAofSolutions, convened by @UNEP_AsiaPac & #COBSEA

Registration: http://sos2020.sea-circular.org

New (free) online course from @nature_org, @AllenCoralAtlas & partners: #RemoteSensing and Mapping for Coral Reef Conservation.

https://www.conservationtraining.org/enrol/index.php?id=950

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Like us, corals need #oxygen to live. Low ocean oxygen levels may threaten corals more acutely than unusually high sea temperatures. Both are becoming more frequent because of #climatechange.

https://phys.org/news/2020-11-key-gene-discovery-suffocating-corals.html

The #Arafura & #Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Programme presents "Building A Better ATS For Tomorrow: ATSEA-2 Stakeholder Partnership Forum"

4 Nov. 2020, 1-3 pm WIB (GMT+7)

Register at http://bit.ly/ATSEA2-REGISTRATION

A "blizzard of fish" greeted @jcu scientists who discovered a massive new coral reef rising 500 m from the seafloor, the first such #discovery in >120 years.

#GreatBarrierReef #knowtheocean
via @Reuters

While #coralrestoration is not an alternative to mitigating #climatechange, it's one strategy for improving #reefresilience. New guide for reef managers:

https://www.coris.noaa.gov/activities/restoration_guide/welcome.html

Oceans absorb about 25% of the #CO2 emitted by human activities. Turns out the much-maligned #jellyfish plays a critical role in cycling & storing #bluecarbon.

https://eos.org/research-spotlights/jellies-transfer-a-significant-amount-of-carbon-to-the-deep-ocean

Mesophotic #coralreefs, found at 30-150m depth, can experience #coralbleaching & cyclone damage. If not too bad, disturbances like these may benefit #biodiversity. However, slow growth rates may challenge their ability to recover after severe events.

https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.2666#.X4c9EdWNx70.twitter

With fewer large, old corals reproducing and fewer baby corals surviving on the #GreatBarrierReef, its capacity for #resilience in the face of #ClimateChange is declining.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54533971

#BlueCarbon, #MPAmanagement planning, #sharks and more are featured in the latest CTC Training & Learning Network Newsletter at http://eepurl.com/hf4V6f

Marine #ecosystems are sensitive to pollutants in #wastewater like endocrine disruptors, pathogens & excessive nutrients. Does #COVID-19 pose a new threat?
https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/could-marine-mammals-contract-covid-19/ via @hakaimagazine

#WordOfTheDay: kleptoparasitism

Now documented in #sharks--one guy takes another guy's dinner.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/watch-gray-sharks-get-dinner-bumming-food-hard-hunting-whitetips

Ayo rayakan #HariSatwaSedunia bersama kami! 🐢🦈🐠🦐🐋

Talking Underwater # 5 Edisi Online
Hari Satwa Sedunia: Mengenal Penyu di Segitiga Terumbu Karang

Diskusi Online dan Zoom Webinar
5 Oktober 2020, 19:30-20:30 WITA

Daftar gratis: http://bit.ly/seaturtlewebinar

#WorldAnimalDay 🌏

#CoralRestoration expert:

"Coral restoration is not a solution to #climatechange...Unless we address the underlying problem that's causing climate change, we're not going to stand much of a chance of saving our coral reefs."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/54088906

Iridocytes, cells in #giantclam tissues, transform harmful UV radiation into longer wavelength light that powers photosynthesis in their symbiotic algae.

#sunscreen #animalfacts https://phys.org/news/2020-07-giant-clams-symbiotic-partner.html

Nitrogen and phosphorous #pollution from fertilizers, sewage & other human sources compromises corals' ability to fight off infection.

#WaterQuality #WaterPollution
https://phys.org/news/2020-09-pollution-wreaks-havoc-corals-immune.html

To a starlet #SeaAnemone, a second helping of dessert might mean a new tentacle.

https://scitechdaily.com/the-secret-to-grow-more-arms-eat-moreif-youre-a-sea-anemone/

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