14 Sep Stronger Reef Health Monitoring Protocol for Integrated Atauro Island Marine Protected Area

To support the effective management of the newly established integrated Atauro Island marine protected area (MPA) in Timor-Leste, CTC has proposed a comprehensive Reef Health Monitoring (RHM) protocol. This protocol will provide guidelines for the monitoring team, as well as government partners and other working...

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06 Nov Online Reef Health Monitoring Training for Indonesia’s MPA Managers and Personnel

To improve the competency of marine protected area (MPA) managers and personnel in Indonesia in protecting coral reefs, CTC conducted an online Reef Health Monitoring (RHM) training on November 02-05, 2020. The online training, conducted as part of our pandemic adaptation strategy, will enable participants...

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28 Nov CTC Works with the Nusa Penida MPA Management Unit to Build Capacity

In their role as managers of the Nusa Penida MPA, diving and reef health monitoring skills are crucial for the effectiveness of the Nusa Penida Management Unit. With this in mind, the CTC team recently conducted training to build the scuba diving skills of the...

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13 Nov Surveying Some of the World’s Most Diverse Reefs in the Banda Islands

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.  From November 2-13, the Coral Triangle Center, with...

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01 Jun Did you know? The hardiest of all coral species are the Acropora

Did you know Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the phylum Cnidaria. Some of its species are known as table coral, elkhorn coral, and staghorn coral. There are over 149 Acropora species described and they are also the easiest to grow. Acropora genus are some of the major reef corals responsible for building the...

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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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