OceansWatch expedition updates

03 September 2013
03 September 2013 | Honiara
31 July 2011 | Vanuatu
20 December 2009 | Mooloolaba to Opua
18 December 2009 | Mooloolaba
30 November 2009
30 November 2009
23 November 2009
18 November 2009
17 November 2009
17 November 2009
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16 November 2009
06 November 2009
06 November 2009
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06 November 2009
01 November 2009 | Cairns


24 September 2009 | Nonovaul
Monday, September 14th
Motor sailed for about two hours to Nonovaul. Chris went ashore to find Jonah, chairman of the Fisheries Management Committee but ended up addressing the Monday community meeting instead. Alison & Cleo planned to repeat a Reef Check survey inside an existing MPA for John Aini's NGO, Ailan Awareness but the current was too strong for safe diving. Chris cleaned the hull of green slime once again.

Sunday, September 13th
Chris repaired some wear on the Genoa. Gardner went diving with Alison and Cleo. The crew all changed berths to give a fair chance for all to have the large plush berth in the bow of the boat. Gardner finally caught up on the blogs. He didn't get fired for his dereliction of duty but his salary was halved. (It's still $0)

Saturday, September 12th, 2009
We all met with Hugh Walton to talk about indicator species and future plans with OceansWatch, then attended a welcome home party for Monica at Bruce's house (Bruce works as a planning consultant for the provincial Governor). The party was packed with local big wigs. Gardner met Lady Chan, the governor's wife, and hopefully didn't make a bad impression. Chris chatted to the provincial tourism director about ecotourism.
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

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In close co-operation with the world's yachting community OceansWatch undertakes marine conservation projects and undertakes humanitarian aid in developing countries. To join OceansWatch visit www.oceanswatch.org
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