OceansWatch expedition updates

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03 September 2013 | Honiara
31 July 2011 | Vanuatu
20 December 2009 | Mooloolaba to Opua
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01 November 2009 | Cairns


16 September 2009 | PNG

Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Alison was sick with a fever and Gardner had to prick her finger for the malaria test. The malaria test came up negative and the unofficial diagnosis is "sinus infection".
Chris - met with Paul Goodyear, a plantation owner whose plantation adjoins a proposed MPA. Paul was very supportive and promised to help.
Chris - met with MPA area 3 traditional reef owners at the Marangis Hausman (Culture House).
Chris - PM Visit MPA area 3 to confirm landmarks and revise map.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
Gardner bought food at the Goodyear plantation store and then went to take pictures of students that are eligible for OceansWatch scholarships and pen pal partners at Mater Primary School. Chris went to visit the canoe builders. Cleo and Alison surveyed proposed MPA 3 and worked on reports covering the areas from Mater to Marangis.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
Chris fixed the outboard motor for the dinghy. It wasn't cycling salt water through the cooling system. Yamahas aren't designed to be serviced in the field. He then met with Danny on the beach and was shown the proposed resource center. Chris then met with key people to reorganize the MPA committee to maximize it's effectiveness in relation to community acceptance of our MPA proposal.

Cleo and Alison did two Reef Checks for proposed MPA 1.

Monday, August 24th, 2009
Cleo cleaned the bottom of the boat and explained Reef Check to some local guys with Alison in the afternoon. Alison went to the community meeting and the cultural house to discuss reef ecology and sustainable coral harvest for lime production.

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
Alison canoed ashore early in the morning and went to church. Chris met with Bill's family regarding ecotourism. Lena came to polish the boat at 11am.
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
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. [...]
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 [...]
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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
15 Photos
Created 8 June 2009
Pics of the 2009 project crew
4 Photos
Created 9 February 2009
A selection of pictures from our 2008 Vanuatu project
10 Photos
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

Current Position

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