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Drinking for Conservation – July 5, 2018

Volunteers use beer bottles to bring Malaysia's coral reefs back to life

Well that was an awful dive. Nothing to see except sunbeams dancing over acres and acres of dead coral rubble. The highlight was a lone Anemone with a couple of isolated Clown Fish who looked like the aquatic equivalent of Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday, so remote were they from other signs of fish inhabitation. And this within the Coral Triangle, home to the greatest marine biodiversity on earth. Later that evening, relaxing on the end of an old wooden jetty, Joachim Naulaerts, a slim, tanned 28 year old Science Officer with the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC), puts things into context. Swinging his legs over the turquoise water below,… more

by: Elizabeth Fitt

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