We are starting the New Year as we mean to continue at the Dive Centre this month. We are actively collecting the Crown of Thorn Starfish from the corals surrounding our Island. The last few days have seen some of our individual members of staff collecting these starfish, but today, everyone took part. We have some good news, the numbers are definitely going down. After 7 of us searching for over an hour, only 10 starfish were found, which is a great improvement from before. We are planning now, to continue this work with the other reefs in the area, alongside our coral replanting programme at Pom Pom Island.
During the dive, Philippe found a pair of Robust Ghost Pipe Fish, located in very shallow water. The photo will be attached here shortly for you to enjoy.