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Final ReefCheck surveys complete

15 June 2008 | Port Havannah
Chris Bone
14/6 Today we did 2 full ReefCheck surveys. One was in the tabu area in front of Lelepa village and another at a traditional fishing grounds opposite on Efate. The results of these surveys as well as one done yesterday at another tabu area will be presented to the village on Sunday after Church. Today we were joined by new OceansWatch member Nelia Swayze from the yacht Caledonia. Nelia joined just a week ago and met the crew from Magic Roundabout in Port Villa. Nelia has a lot of diving experience and spent the last few days learning about ReefCheck and the Indicator species so was a great help to us. Also assisting was Felix from Mangaliliu village and local Vanuatu Fisheries representative Katie. With a team of 6 we had the surveys completed quite quickly.

15/6 After Church, where we were asked to line up outside and shake hands with the entire congregation and we were invited to the Chief's house for lunch. On the way we were presented with traditional Island shirts and a mother hubbard for Melinda. The Chief was very happy to have had OceansWatch visit and hopes that this trip will be followed up on an annual basis. After lunch we took 6 members of the village out for a sail, which was much appreciated. On our return to our anchorage in Port Havannah we discovered that both the ships Inverters were no longer working so it's a boat maintenance day tomorrow.
Photo of transect laying at Mangaliliu
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Vessel Name: Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose
Vessel Make/Model: Sweden Yachts 34, Anna Rose '43 yacht
Hailing Port: Whangarei, NZ
Crew: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
About:
Permanant skipper Chris is a professional yacht skipper and runs a yacht delivery company- Pacific Yacht Deliveries. He has been an environmental activist for many years, including 2 years as a skipper for Greenpeace on the yacht Vega. [...]
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The long term use of Magic Roundabout was donated to OceansWatch to carry out Marine conservation and provide humanitarian aid to the coastal communities in the Pacific. OceansWatch has set up an ongoing training system for yachties and divers to monitor reef health throughout the Pacific using the [...]
Home Page: http://www.oceanswatch.org
Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose's Photos - Main
OceansWatch team sailing to Opua
16 Photos
Created 14 June 2009
Work on the Magic Roundabout and departure from Whangarei
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Created 8 June 2009
Pics of the 2009 project crew
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Created 9 February 2009
A selection of pictures from our 2008 Vanuatu project
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Created 1 August 2008
Reef Check training with Reef Check Australia in the Ha'apais April 2008
12 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 13 June 2008
Delivery to Vanuatu
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2008

Oceanswatch Expeditions

Who: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
Port: Whangarei, NZ

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