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 …

Tim (Neutral Buoyancy) Ecott praises WiseOceans coral project

Tim Ecott is the author of the international best-seller ‘Neutral Buoyancy: Adventures in a Liquid World’ and scriptwriter for the BBC feature film ‘Deep Blue’.  Corals, and the reefs that they create are notoriously complex organisms – not for nothing are they called the rainforests of the sea. Coral restoration projects have been around for a few years now, and I’ve seen them first hand in the Caribbean and the Maldives. They are still a new concept in Seychelles, but …

Why I want to save our reefs

By Annie Vidot Hello there! My name is Annie, I am an 18 years young girl and I study “Fisheries Science“ at the Maritime Academy of Seychelles. I was born and raised in Seychelles, and my father, who was a dive instructor, instilled in me the love for the ocean. I have been working with the WiseOceans team at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles during weekends for three months and now as part of my school training, I am starting the second …

A special “welcome back”

By Tania Militello Going back to Italy for holidays was of course amazing. I spent time with my family and friends, ate all the good food possible, gained 2 kgs (of course!), brought back some divine chocolate treats from Italy to share with my colleagues, and the time ran so fast I cannot believe it’s already gone! However I am now really glad to be back at work. Yes, I know it’s hard to believe it, but I am one …

A Thousand!

By Tania Militello “A thousand what?” you will ask. Coral fragmentsLast week we announced on our latest news page (and Facebook too) that we have reached our first milestone for our Reef Restoration Project: a thousand rescued coral fragments in the coral nursery! Since the official launch, only just over 3 months ago, the 26th March 2015, we have collected, cleaned, doctored and loved a thousand coral fragments. To be 100% honest we had expected to have a thousand fragments …