A Promise to the Reef

  This year we have been working on an exciting and important new venture to help raise awareness about the effects of climate change on coral reefs. We all know climate change is having a huge impact on our planet, but did you know it is also the greatest threat to coral reefs? Because coral reefs are sensitive to changes in environment and temperature they are at the front line of climate changes and we are already seeing the impacts …

Post mass global coral bleaching event and it’s not all bad news

This year saw the third mass global coral bleaching event sweep the world’s oceans. Stats, figures and reports on the loss of coral worldwide are still emerging, but needless to say there is some pretty bleak reading out there. You may call corals the canaries of the ocean, and this was a clear signal that all is not well. Here in Petite Anse our coral nursery stocked a high proportion of coral fragments in the genus Acropora, a fast-growing species which we hoped to …

The Third Coral Bleaching Event; how our corals have fared

By Annie Vidot and Georgina Beresford Coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea with a rich biodiversity providing homes for thousands of fish and other marine organisms. It also plays an important role in our country’s economy as it relies on its diverse resources; the economic value of coral reefs has been estimated at $29 billion a year. Thus the future health of coral reefs will have a large effect on the future economic resources and biodiversity of the …

El Niño and the Third Global Coral Bleaching Event: what has happened and have we reached the end of the tunnel ?

By Georgie Beresford As you may have seen in the news, corals have not been having an easy time this year. In fact for the last couple of years we have been experiencing the third global coral bleaching event, the cause of this has been a particularly strong El Niño. What is El Niño? El Niño is a global weather event, which occurs naturally every 2-7 years. It is distinguished by a shift in temperature patterns in the equatorial Pacific, …

Because we love the reef!

By Tania Militello At WiseOceans and Four Seasons Resort Seychelles we love our skin, but we love the reef, too! This is why the resort provides special reef-friendly sunscreen products for all their guests, pictured here amongst the equipment in the Coral Cabana. Evoa, by EQ, is an example of a sunscreen which doesn’t have the same impact upon coral that many regular sunscreens do, impacts which can increase bleaching of coral reefs for example (read more about this in the links …