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Moving corals and so much more to be thankful for

By on July 21, 2011 in Corals, Uncategorized

The EDGE Corals Training Course continues and we were thrilled to receive such a warm blog from one of our trainees. To find out more about the course visit EDGE Coral Reefs Training Course.

Lely and fellow trainees

Do you know that mushroom corals can actually move? Believe it or not, they do. Well, this is just one of loads of information I got in my early days of EDGE coral reef workshop in Hoga. I was so lucky that I was selected as one of the 8 participants in this course. This Course not only has provide me with crucial and up to date information in marine issues, but also support my knowledge by giving useful and fancy tool such as Coral Finder, which is a big helps for me to identify the coral underwater. And guess what? We also got the chance to try the Stereo videography! Isn’t that amazing?

The experts from various marine backgrounds have helped me to understand more about marine ecology, conservation, and applied science. Not only the theory, but also the chance to practice it in the field, in Hoga Island, Wakatobi. What can be more fantastic than having you study and practice it by diving in the coral triangle region, the centre of marine biodiversity? Well, I can tell you, you don’t feel like you are studying, even though you have a very tight schedule going on for 3 weeks. It is even getting more fun, thanks to our great mentor!  Thus, it is a privilege for me to get in this course, and having this one in a life time opportunity. Thank you so much EDGE of Existence for having us in this course.