Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Celebrates Marine Month in May 

Fiji’s expedition cruise specialists Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has named May ‘Marine Month’, as small ship MS Caledonian Sky’s seven-night voyages to the Lau archipelago welcome esteemed marine biologist visitor lecturers onboard and company can take play their half in hands-on coral reef regeneration on the gorgeous Tivua non-public island. 

Dr Anne Hoggett AM and Dr Lyle Vail AM are joint Directors of the Australian Museum’s world-renowned Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS). Together, they develop and handle the internationally-renown coral reef analysis facility on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Since beginning at LIRS in 1990, the couple has pioneered the examine of marine science analysis actions on the Great Barrier Reef involving main scientists from all components of the globe.

Anne and Lyle will probably be onboard the seven-night Remote North Discovery Expedition departing May 18, 2024.

Dr Penny Berents is certainly one of Australia’s main marine scientists and Senior Fellow on the Australian Museum with greater than 40 years’ expertise in analysis and diving. Penny is a scuba diving teacher and skilled boat handler and has led many analysis and academic area journeys to estuaries, temperate reefs and coral reefs in Australia and the Pacific, together with the Great Barrier Reef, the Coral Sea, Ningaloo, Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Pohnpei. Penny will probably be onboard the seven-night Southern Lau Expedition departing May 25, 2024

Onboard MS Caledonian Sky, the crew of Fijian marine biologists is integral to every journey.  Guided diving, snorkelling and onboard lectures present the right surroundings for studying by expertise. Guests get pleasure from up-close and private encounters with marine life because the ship journeys by way of greater than 90 reefs and islands throughout its vary of itineraries. Guests can become involved in Citizen Science actions onboard, recording fish and coral sightings on the devoted iNaturalist Captain Cook Cruises marine mission platform.

The ‘Buy a Coral, Build a Reef’ mission for company at our non-public Tivua Island has seen hundreds of hand-planted coral fragments develop into extra mature corals which might be then replanted on the reef.  Visits to Tivua Island are included on a number of of the ship’s multi-day itineraries, whereas day-sail alternatives are a good way for guests to the mainland to participate in this rewarding Citizen Science initiative. 

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Executive Chair Alison Haworth West mentioned company would have a beautiful alternative to study and likewise personally take part in the rejuvenation of reef techniques in Fiji and the South Pacific.

“We want to look after our oceans and environment and involving our guests in that process makes a wonderful difference,” Mrs Haworth West mentioned. 

For these trying to journey exterior of May, Dr Alison Green, an esteemed marine scientist with greater than 30 years’ expertise, will probably be becoming a member of the Northern Lau departure on June 8. Dr Green has supported coral reef conservation and administration in each coral reef area in the world and has experience in coral reef fish ecology, monitoring, and designing marine protected areas (MPAs) to learn each individuals and nature.

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