Day 9 of MIP-2018 and the interns move out of the classroom and into the field where they experience their first manta ray encounters.
Day 8 of MIP-2018 and the interns turn their focus to research and begin learning about citizen science and using R to analyse data
Day 7 of MIP-2018 and the interns enjoy their first day off by learning new games and watching spectacular sunsets.
Day 6 of MIP-2018 and the interns complete their PADI Advanced Open Water training and are looking ahead to more ocean training.
Day 5 of MIP-2018 and the interns begin their PADI Advanced Open Water dive training and learn about the relationship between marine wildlife and trash with Trash Hero
Day 4 of MIP-2018 and the interns are learning “what’s in it for me” with conservation communications and starting their PADI Advanced OPen Water training
Day 3 of MIP-2018 and the interns are improving the communication skills via storyboarding, and learning about the biology of sharks and rays.
Day 2 of MIP-2018 and the interns learn about manta ecology and conservation, and practice giving a manta conservation briefing
Day 1 of MIP-2018, and we welcome Corina Ruswanti, Firmansyah Tawang, Irfan Firdaus, Revani Utami to the MantaWatch team
At the 14th meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission’s Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch we submitted a review of fishery impacts on mobulid ray populations in the Indian Ocean which is driving improved conservation and management measures.