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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13 Oct Biophysic and Socioeconmic Surveys Conducted to Support MPA Establishment in Timor-Leste

Coral Triangle Center (CTC) in partnership with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), completed biophysic and socioeconomic surveys in both Atauro Island and Liquica from 3-11 October, 2017. The aim of these surveys was to collect data both on land with communities as...

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24 Jul Successful Nusa Penida MPA Management Highlighted in London Conference

CTC attended the 19th International Conference on Marine Conservation (ICMC) held on July 24-26 2017 in London, United Kingdom with more than 300 participants and around 100 presenters from all over the world. This year’s conference focused on “Marine and Atmospheric Sciences”. CTC’s Field Learning Site Manager Marthen...

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