Getting on Tonga Time: 100 Island Challenge Maps Tongan reefs

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, 27 mosaics were collected in … Read More

A history of survival: revisiting Jamaica research sites

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 reefs in various stages of … Read More

Mariana Islands – 2017

Dates: April 2-23 (Leg 1), May 5-22 (Leg 2), May 28- June 21 (Leg 3), 2016 Divers: Chris Sullivan (Leg 1), Lindsay Bonito (Leg 2), Chris Sullivan (Leg 3) Lead Organization: NOAA CREP Collaborators: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photo Credit: James Morioka

Kingdom of Tonga – 2017

Dates: May 27 – June 12, 2017 Divers: Nicole Pedersen & Clint Edwards Lead Organization: Waitt Institute Collaborators: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Vava’u Environmental Protection Association, Government of Tonga, Department of Environment (MEIDECC), Ministry of Fisheries