Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Wow what an expedition!
Dr Greg Stone of Conservation International & New England Aquarium put the trip together. Documenting the trip was Brian Skerry from National Geographic. The team comprised of world-renowned marine biologists/scientists and donors to the trust that funds the world’s largest marine protected area PIPA.
There have been two enthralling blogs written during the trip so if you want to know more from the people in the know then check out the links below!
The New England Aquarium website has a day by day blog made up by contributions from the whole group. Log on to their website at www.neaq.org and then follow the links to blogs, PIPA expedition 2009.
The Woods Hole Institute representatives Larry & Kate also kept a diligent blog that can be found on the Woods Hole website at www.whoi.edu
“Lomaiviti reefs are in extremely good condition compared to Indonesia and PNG. Immediate action must be taken to conserve this unique region.”
~ Dr. Michael Marnane, Marine Biologist, Wildlife Conservation Society