Monday, November 17, 2014

Going to Usisya!

At the Maru we have really enjoyed expanding our underwater population and biodiversity surveys to Nkhata Bay and are hoping to expand even further north along the coast to Usisya Bay (see the map below.)  Most of the potential sites in this bay have only been dived by a handful of people ever and we are sure that there are many places just waiting to be discovered!  So one lucky intern and I are going to take a few days to drive up to Usisya from Kande in one of our boats and see what there is to see.  We'll be sure to take a lot pictures both above and below the water.  Stayed tune!



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Here's a view of the bay!



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Friday, November 7, 2014

The fish on our Nkhata Bay Survey! Thanks Ad!

So after a couple months of getting to know the site we have set up in Nkhata Bay for population and biodiversity surveying we did our first official survey yesterday.  James and Dani, our two interns, did the survey.  Good job guys!  See below all the fish that we are getting to know.  A big thanks to Ad Konings for helping us to identify all of them.  This survey is done at an average depth of 10 meters.  We will be setting up another survey in Nkhata Bay at 5 meters in a couple months time.  Stay tuned!



































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