The volunteer project has been busy with surveys of reefs, sightings of eagle rays, turtles and coral planting. The biodiversity is always amazing by diving or snorkel.
The turtles on Pom Pom are a lazy bunch. They lie on the bottom and rest all day and night. It is not scientific to say this but myself and the other volunteers are convinced they have personalities. The big rock turtle no14 ( we use names because the tags haven’t arrived yet) lies under [...]
Snorkelling is no fun in the UK! I know it is a personal opinion but this is my blog post and I just died and arrived in heaven. We went snorkelling for 2h and nobody wanted to get out of the water. Floating over the blue looking down as massive schools of fish go about [...]
The green connection rescued and released two large green turtles. The turtles were caught floating on the surface in March 2011 by fishers. They were treated for plastic bags in the stomach and eventually they started to feed. After several months of recuperation with good food and multivitamins the two turtles were healthy enough to [...]
Pulau Mangalum to the North of Kota Kinabalu used to be a nursery area for small sharks. As part of the Sabah Shark Survey, an expedition was arranged to visit to assess how suitable the area would be for a shark sanctuary. The expedition had beautiful weather and did a lot of dives. Unfortunately although [...]