Entries by One People One Reef

OPOR featured in UCSC news: Bridging science and tradition

A recently published article highlights One People One Reef’s accomplishments and highlights the important work ahead to bridge modern science with the traditional culture.  It illustrates the work being done towards a conservation strategy shaped by local islanders to protect the marine resources that support their way of life. “All we were doing was reviving tradition,” Crane […]

 Modern Science: Rekindling ancient ways.

he success of modern science in many areas has spread the notion that ever-advancing technology will enable us to solve all of our most pressing problems.  And yet, on the remote outer islands of Micronesia, it is the rekindling of age-old traditional wisdom that could hold the key to sustainable ocean management.  The people of the […]

Weathering a Typhoon on Falalop, Ulithi

7/2/2014 We had a tight schedule- between the workshop and the sampling we needed to do.  Then we  got the news  that there was a storm state warning and it would be on top of us fast. We were not to be stranded alone…The beautiful dive boat Damai (Indonesia) was in the area doing dives and […]

Blue Coral: Helioporacea

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Blue Coral is known for its unique blue colour which it maintains even after death. Blue Coral, from the order Helioporacea, is actually an octocoral (polyps with 8 tentacles) and not a scleractinian coral (‘true’ coral with 6 tentacles). In fact, its not even that closely related to ‘true’ corals.