27 07, 2017

A big thank to Tom and Rein Unger for adopting Pom Pom Corals!

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Promotions, Recreation|Tags: , , , , , , |

On 24th July, the conservation team got new coral gardeners, Tom and Rein! Despite their age, the 2 divers planted with me and Jussry a lot of coral on our artificial reefs, located in Mandarin house-reef at a depth of 12 meters. We started with a short briefing on the dive site and coral [...]

25 07, 2017

New Coral Gardeners: the Family Chan

By |July 25th, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Promotions, Recreation|Tags: , , , |

Hello everyone, today I have been in the water with an amazing family of coral gardeners: the family Chan! We enjoyed all afternoon, planting corals on a new artificial reef, the NEMO reef, located in Mandarin house-reef. Thanks to Family Chan, now more corals have a good substrate to attach on! Help us to [...]

24 07, 2017

Carolina and Alessandro Nest Hatched!

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Recreation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Watching a "hatchling" struggle out of the nest and make its own way to the water is very special and emotional experience.... Last night, after the daily turtle patrol, the conservation team checked few nests, and one of them  (green turtle, 44 eggs), sponsored by Carolina and Alessandro, was just starting to hatch!! In [...]

20 07, 2017

Green Turtle Nest Adoption

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Promotions, Recreation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A big thank you to our turtle sponsor Vivian for adopting a green turtle nest! When we find a sea turtle nests we protect it! On occasion, we need to relocate the nests. This could be because the eggs were laid too close to the water: if turtle eggs are often under water, they [...]

18 07, 2017

Crown-of-thorns clean up with surprise!!

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Recreation|Tags: , , , , , , |

The crown-of-thorns (Acanthaster planci) is a starfish native to coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. The starfish A. planci eating a coral Generally, on healthy coral reefs, this coral-eating starfish plays a special role, as it tends to feed on the fastest growing corals such as stag-horns and plate corals, allowing slower [...]

17 07, 2017

Artificial frames check

By |July 17th, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Recreation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hello everyone! Our corals conservation team has a new entry: the dive instructor Sue 😊 We spent almost 75 minutes around the frames area, removing the bleached corals and checking the attachment of the new planted fragments… our house reef is getting better day by day and healthy coral reef has many benefits. It [...]

16 07, 2017

A surprise at Beach Villa 1

By |July 16th, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Recreation|Tags: , , , , |

Last night, our Turtle Conservation Team ventured out with some guests to patrol the island and look for turtle tracks! We rounded all the island, but we couldn’t find any turtle track…and we were quite disappointed. At the end of the walk, at beach villa 1, suddenly we spotted beautiful green turtle coming up [...]

26 06, 2017

A big thank to Jessica and Manuela: Our Coral Sponsors

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Recreation|Tags: , , , , |

Yesterday, I have been in the water with 2 amazing Italo-chinese girls, Jessica and Manuela. We collected and planted some healthy corals and thanks to their contribution our garden starts to get full of wonderful growing corals!   We also found a cute hawksbill turtle busy in the food searching!!! Keep enjoying and support [...]

26 06, 2017

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR NEST SPONSORS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE!

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Recreation|Tags: , , , , |

This month has been particularly busy here in Pom Pom… The reproductive season for green and hawksbill turtles finally started, and we relocated several nests. Turtle nest relocation is a good conservation strategy and, accordingly to several scientific studies, the relocation can be used to alleviate nests of extreme abiotic conditions to increase hatch [...]

23 06, 2017

Reef rangers against plastic

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Conservation, Eco, News, Recreation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

.....and here we go again! To keep our house reef and beach clean and healthy, our reef rangers remove all the garbage around Pom Pom. During the last few weeks, a lot of garbage floated around Pom Pom Islands. Nobody knows exactly where it comes from but the first thought is it comes from [...]

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