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Mahonia Na Dari – Guardians of the Sea – Kimbe Bay, PNG

Many thanks to Tansy Bliss’ text below, we are able to tell you through her writing and Yogi’s photos how brilliant this local NGO is at the heart of Kimbe Bay, West New Britain. Tansy is a naturalist and the Eco-tourism Officer of  Mahonia Na Dari. By Tansy Bliss Mahonia Na Dari Research and Conservation […]

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Beautiful Walindi, Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, PNG

13 – 25 May 2010 S5 26.191 E150 05.263 – Walindi Plantation Resort This is Yogi’s fourth and my third time in Walindi Plantation Resort. Needless to say, we simply adore it here. After diving many great spots in Asia during this expedition, we ask ourselves, do we still love it here? The answer is […]

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Fish for the Millions – Milkfish Aquaculture, Sarangani, Philippines

29 April – 2 May 2010 N6 01.215 E125 17.393 – Sarangani Bay We made a most interesting and educational trip to Sarangani Bay in Southern Mindanao to photograph aquaculture or aquafarming.  Alsons Aquaculture Corporation is the producer of Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus or milkfish, which in the Philippines is food for the millions! A […]

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2010 Butanding Whale Shark Festival in Donsol, Philippines

27 April 2010 N12 55.589 E123 34.459 – Woodland Resort, Donsol We have not been to the Butanding Festival since 2003. It was exciting to be here again during the festivities and the fluvial parade was not to be missed. We went to Donsol via night bus from Manila. It was a 12 hour drive to […]

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Hubbs Scientist Tagging Whale Sharks in Donsol, Sorsogon, Philippines

24 – 27 April 2010 N12 55.589 E123 34.459 – Woodland Resort, Donsol To address some important questions about where sharks spend their time and what habtitats are important to them, a whale shark tagging program was set up four years ago in Donsol for whale shark conservation. With funding for megafauna research from WWF Denmark […]

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Club Paradise – A Special Place in the Sun

18 – 22 April 2010 N12 13.943 E120 05.304 – Dimakya Island, Club Paradise Some thirteen year ago, Yogi already had a very special relationship with people working in Club Paradise resort, Busuanga, Northern Palawan, Philippines. Interestingly, the same friends he made back then are still there in an industry that is constantly changing and […]

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Seagrass Bed for Marine Life in Club Paradise, Northern Palawan, Philippines

18 – 22 April 2010 N12 13.943 E120 05.304 – Dimakya Island, Club Paradise Many snorkelers and divers quickly swim past seagrass beds without stopping to check out the interesting marine life that live there.  Seagrass beds are very important marine habitats and ecosystems. With their root like stems, which can extend horizontally under the […]

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A Dugong in Club Paradise, Northern Palawan, Philippines

18 – 22 April 2010 N12 13.943 E120 05.304 – Dimakya Island, Club Paradise Dirk Fahrenbach is a dear old friend of Yogi’s. He owns and runs Dugong Dive Center in Club Paradise and we met him in Singapore during ADEX 2010.  Upon finding out what we’ve been up to, Dirk immediately asked when we […]

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