18 Apr CTC Conducts Underwater and Socio-economic Surveys in Lease Islands as Baseline for Marine Protected Area Establishment

CTC conducted a series of underwater surveys in Lease Islands, Central Maluku, from  April 2-15,2018 as part of its implementation of the USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project. The Lease Islands are located east of Ambon. It consists of three main islands called Haruku,...

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02 Apr Did you know? Corals are born in a colorful underwater “blizzard”

Hard (or stony) corals reproduce by releasing their eggs and sperm all at the same time. Some corals are hermaphroditic releasing packages that contain both eggs and sperm. Somehow it works out that dozens of species release eggs and sperm at just the right time at particular...

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19 Mar Awareness Raising Activities Highlight the Importance of Marine Resource Protection in Sula, North Maluku

As part of its efforts to support the establishment of new MPAs in North Maluku under the USAID SEA Project, CTC facilitated a series of awareness raising activities to disseminate the importance of marine conservation in Sula Islands, North Maluku.  The activities were held on...

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08 Mar Fisheries Extension Officers Improve Skills in Marine Protected Area Spatial Planning and Design

As part of its implementation of the USAID Sustainable Ecosystem Advanced (SEA) Project, CTC conducted seven days Training of Trainers for Marine Protected Area (MPA) design using GIS Marxan on  February 27 – March 8, 2018 in Ambon. This training topic was selected based on...

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05 Mar Nusa Penida is now home to the world’s largest bony fish – the Mola Alexandrini (previously known as Mola ramsayi)

You would think a fish as large as the Mola mola (up to 3 meters long and weighing 2300 kilograms) could not be mistaken. But in fact, we have been misidentifying this ocean giant for years! The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) is listed in Guinness World Records as the...

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