21OCT12: We have been taking out Peter from Aquatice Alliance for more manta research, and the other day we did a double whammy of Manta Point and Manta Bay.
Manta Point provided a superb experience as we witnessed a manta mating train, this is the courtship ritual where a series of males follow a female around vying for her acceptance to mate with them. Manta Bay was consistent with some mantas on the surface which the guys were lucky enough to snorkel with.
On a previous trip we came across a heavily pregnant female. This is/was very exciting because it was thought that the birthing times was around august.
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On September 28th, for the first time ever, all three of our resorts combined to do a simultaneous Dive Against Debris in support of Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action. This is what we are calling our Dive Against Debris – Triple whammy clean-up!
All of our joint efforts managed to bring in an amazing 677 kilos of marine debris, collected from sites in Bunaken, Lembeh and Nusa Lembongan.
As part of Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action, our team in Nusa Lembongan took to the seas armed with trash bags and hauled in over 70kg of trash! Well done guys!!
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As part of Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action, our team in Bunaken took to the seas armed with trash bags and hauled in over 197kg of trash! Well done guys!!
Visit our Facebook page to find out more about our conservation efforts in Bunaken.