21 June 2008 | 15 22'S:168 07'W, Maewo
20/06. This morning Mel and James did the fish survey in the propsed tabu area then we all went to a new area that was declared tabu just a few days ago where we did the substrate and Inverts. This area seemed to have a lot of juvenile fish in it as well as a good sized Moray Eel, our first sighting this trip. There were also some nice Nudibranchs.
21/06. First job was to get the final fish survey done on the west shore of the village. After that was done we visited the West (windward) side of the village with Nixon, the chief's son and had an exciting snorkel. The coral was in very good condition and there were lots of fish, from small damsels amongst the coral heads to some larger Grouper, Snapper and Parrot fish, plus a couple of glimpses of black and white tip sharks. This part of the reef does not suffer much from over fishing as it's exposed and not