Dr. Mark Bond of Florida International University was raised in South Africa and received his PhD from Stony Brook University, NY. We asked him about his research and how BRUV data from Nusa Penida and Komodo will be used in 2018. “Elasmobranchs are some of the oldest living creatures on this planet but have survivedContinue reading Dr. Mark Bond and BRUV Research in Indonesia
In our first 2 weeks of recruitment we have received applications from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, United Kingdom, Germany, France, South Africa, Canada, United Sates and Argentina! The enormous response in our initial recruitment has been such a success we are discussing adding a second Komodo expedition for August 2018, potentially doubling ourContinue reading Green Light on Komodo Expedition 2018
One of the databases we contribute to is Dr. Ryan Kempster’s SharkBase. SharkBase is a global shark encounter database helping to map the distribution and structure of shark* populations worldwide. Please get involved and become a Citizen Shark Scientist by submitting your past, present, and future shark* encounters to SharkBase. Even if you have neverContinue reading Shark Base Citizen Science
Join the research team at the IOP Headquarters in Nusa Penida and encounter some of the oceans most amazing megafauna including Manta Rays, Mola Mola’s, and Reef Sharks! Conduct survey dives, place underwater cameras, and take photo identification pictures for ongoing research projects. Apply online today! Continue reading The Penida Project
Departing July 2018, live aboard research vessel Lambo sailing and exploring the Komodo National Park. Get up close with Manta Rays, Hammerhead sharks, Komodo Dragons, and much more. Make every dive count by placing underwater cameras, participating in survey dives, and working alongside professional marine biologists. Continue reading The Komodo Project
BRUV stands for Baited Remote Underwater Video. It consists of a GoPro that is mounted on a frame. 1 kg of bait is placed in a wire cage mounted on a pole in the camera’s field of view. BRUV sampling is conducted throughout the MPA (Marine Protected Area) that surrounds Nusa Penida. Locations of deploymentContinue reading B.R.U.V.