Our mission is to conserve the marine environment through research and education. We do this through both direct conservation efforts and contributing to global marine research through scientific publications. In collaboration with NGO’s, marine biologists, and universities around the world our research contributes to the scientific community and can be used to help inform marine policy makers.
Discover recent publications below.
Coral reef carnivorous fish biomass relates to oceanographic features depending on habitat and prey preference
Authors: Greta Sartori, Michelle L. Taylor, Pascal Sebastian, Rahmadi Prasetyo
University of Essex, United Kingdom
Indo Ocean Project, Indonesia
Dhyana Pura University, Bali, Indonesia
Published Date: Oct 19th, 2021
Journal: Marine Environmental Research, p.105504.
Highlights: Southern Indonesia is characterised by vertical mixing phenomena which drives the presence of marine megafauna. Large predatory fish can exploit ocean current and primary production patterns. The magnitude of the influence of oceanography on carnivorous fish depend on their living and feeding habits. Local oceanography must be considered when studying the movements of large motile species.
Global status and conservation potential of reef sharks
Authors: M. Aaron MacNeil, Demian D. Chapman, et al.
Collaboration: Global FinPrint, A Paul G. Allen initiative led by researches at Florida International University and collaborators from around the world
Published Date: July 22nd, 2020
Journal: Nature, 583, pp.801–806.
Highlights: Decades of overexploitation have devastated shark populations, leaving considerable doubt as to their ecological status. Yet much of what is known about sharks has been inferred from catch records in industrial fisheries, whereas far less information is available about sharks that live in coastal habitats. Here we address this knowledge gap using data from more than 15,000 standardized baited remote underwater video stations that were deployed on 371 reefs in 58 nations to estimate the conservation status of reef sharks globally.