WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
Location: Lau Group, Fiji
Berths: Minimum of two
Duration/timing: June, July, August ONGOING, 1-2 weeks
Necessary equipment: Drone, Underwater Camera, Snorkel Equipment, would be a huge benefit to have SCUBA
To investigate the movement ecology, population demographics and site fidelity of Fiji’s Manta Ray population through exploration and citizen science within the Lau Group.
PROJECT LEADER: Luke Gordon
Luke has been involved in various research projects with the Save Our Seas Foundation’s (SOSF) D’Arros Island Research Centre in Seychelles. Luke was heavily involved in one of the projects in the Seychelles Manta Ray Project, co-managed by Manta Trust and the SOSF. It was after this research project that the opportunity arose to come out and spearhead the next phase of manta ray research conservation in Fiji and the South Pacific which Luke has now been leading for the past four years.