Myself, Zoox’s Training director JJ and Zoox Experience Programme participants off for a snorkel to learn some marine monitoring techniques. I’m in love with my office.
Things I learnt today:
1. Birthday dives are the best
2. I have truly left my mid-twenties (sad face)
3. Nudibranchs are always there, you just have to find them
4. These three dorks are pretty awesome
5. EVERYTHING is better by the sea, including G&Ts.
Yesterday’s interview with Reuters Singapore about LAMAVE’s work in the controversial whale shark tourism in Oslob, Cebu.
Whale sharks are fed frozen shrimp daily to keep in shallow waters for tourist interaction. No doubt the industry has increased the income of the area, but more research is needed to determine the full effects of feeding on highly migratory animals and encouraging a positive association with boats (propellors or not) and people.
Nitrogen saturation achieved!
I forget how happy I am when I’m diving. I reminded myself yesterday. It’s like a brain re-set, it’s like meditation and it helps put everything in perspective.
I shall not abstain this long again.
Labelling vials of preserved whale shark poop.
Marine biology is a most glamorous career choice indeed.
Big shout out to gunsandbikinis for her poop collecting efforts. Good job, good job!
Mother-Daughter love xx (Taken with Instagram)