Author Lindsay Bonito
By Brian Zgliczynski Members of the 100 Island Challenge team (Nicole Pedersen, Chris Sullivan, Stuart Sandin, and Brian Zgliczynski) returned from an expedition this past August to survey coral reefs at a subset of atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, as well as re-visit several islands in the Southern Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati.
The 100IC Team just returned from the most recent expedition to French Polynesia’s Tuamotu archipelago (Tikehau, Rangiroa, Takapoto) and the Line Islands (Millenium, Vostok, Flint). A newly released article in the Cook Island News highlights the 100 Island Challenge and this particular research trip, which was jointly hosted by Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the
By Chris Sullivan 100 Island challenge team member Chris Sullivan recently accompanied NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) on their Mariana Archipelago Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program scientific expedition across the Northern most islands of the archipelago. This is Chris’s second time visiting the Marianas as part of CREP’s efforts. Although the islands are
By Nicole Pederson Tonga is a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific. In May and June 2017, Clint Edwards and Nicole Pederson from 100 Island Challenge team participated in an expedition to visit the Ha’apai and Vava’u island groups in the Kingdom of Tonga. They assisted with baseline surveys of these coral reefs. In total,
by Clint Edwards, PhD Student In November 2016, the 100 Island Challenge team visited the north coast of Jamaica to work with teams from the Alligator Head Foundation and Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory, University of the West Indies, Mona. While there are still many pressing threats to Jamaican coral reefs, we were excited to find