Tabu and non tabu areas surveyed today.
14 June 2008 | 17 36'S:168 14'W, Port Havannah
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.