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Trip Report 26th to 30th July 2013

After telling others about the storm and the damage done to the reef, we managed to get a large group of concerned divers to come out to the reef to perform another full survey of the reef to see how much damage was done.

With some of us staying behind for a few more days to complete the job, we set out with ambitious goals: firstly to repair the damage done to the perimeter line; secondly, to take high-resolution photos of every inch of the reef, hoping to compile a photo composite; thirdly, to...

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Project Baseline: Lake Tahoe

More info from the Project Baseline team. Here’s a video of the work they are doing in Lake Tahoe.

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Project Baseline Support

Support Project Baseline!

Here’s another video from the Project Baseline team, highlighting the reasons why the work we do is important. Enjoy!

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Restoring the Gili Islands’ coral reefs: Delphine Robbe at TEDxUbud

Here’s a video of our friend Delphine Robbe talking about the work she’s been doing in Gili Trawangan in Indonesia. Can we do something similar for the Salang Menagerie?

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What Is Project Baseline?

An excellent video on Project Baseline. Don’t you just want to get involved after watching it?

A few residents of our Salang Beach project make an appearance as well! See if you can spot them!


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Trip Report 23rd June 2013

Finally, after almost a month of waiting, we were finally able to head out and have a look at our survey site to see what damage the storm from the west had caused. What we saw was heartbreaking to see.

So much coral was damaged and destroyed by the storm, almost the whole section of reef from the 2m contour till the 6m contour was scrubbed bare of both dead and living coral. All this coral was then swept up to the shallower portion of the reef, ending in a huge mountain of rubble, almost 20m wi...

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Bad news this week!

Bad news this week! A freak west blowing storm hit Tioman in the middle of the night, sometime between 3am and 4am. It was short, lasting perhaps half an hour, but the damage was severe. A westward storm is bad, since all of the protected bays in Tioman face west.

The storm broke the mooring lines of one of the dive boats and has wreaked havoc on the reef for sure, judging from the pictures below. Unfortunately, the boat crashed onto the reef, right near where our survey site is...

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Trip Report 10th to 12th May 2013

This weekend, we put in more video stakes, bringing our total to 4 stakes in the reef. We’re trying not to impact the reef too much by doing this, but placing them at ideal locations around the reef to capture the various reef activities going on.

We also managed to get some water quality data, and another resident friend from the reef sh...

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Trip Report 3rd to 5th May 2013

Another fruitful week for us at the Salang Menagerie. We took out the 5DMkII and got some good footage of some new life at the Salang Menagerie. It’s always comforting to know that new life is born all the time on the reef, keeping it going for many years to come.

With the 5DMkII, we took some high-resolution shots, in preparation for doing a complete survey sometime this year...

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Trip Report 28th to 30th March 2013

Another weekend, another chance to survey the reef. This week, over the Good Friday long weekend, we got a new team in, consisting of Agata, Lu Yin, Yonghe, Chris and Kheng, all eager to enjoy a long weekend away and help out on the site.

Agata, Lu Yin, and Yonghe helped collect more water quality samples, whilst Kheng and Chris helped with putting some other video stakes in the sand. Along the way, our old friend the snake eel also made an appearance, although this time round, he was a little ...

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