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

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 [...]

New Coral Gardeners: the Family Chan

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 [...]

Carolina and Alessandro Nest Hatched!

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 [...]

Green Turtle Nest Adoption

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 [...]

Crown-of-thorns clean up with surprise!!

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 [...]

Artificial frames check

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 [...]

A surprise at Beach Villa 1

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 [...]

A big thank to Jessica and Manuela: Our Coral Sponsors

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Load More Posts