An intrepid group of divers recently returned from a Hydrous expedition to Nusa Lembongan - and they’re excited to share their experiences. Here’s a few highlights to whet your appetite for learning more live and in person …
Coral restoration: getting trained and participating in Blue Corner Marine Research restoration efforts
Nudibranch hunt: identified several dozen different nudibranch types for an iNaturalist project
Mantas and molas: thrilling to see big ocean mega-fauna
Community engagement: hosting an iNaturalist, Photogrammetry, and Hydrous talk with the local dive community
Giving back: donating $400 to the local coral restoration project and to a scholarship fund for local girls on the island of Lembongan to learn marine biology and become dive-masters
In addition to hearing about the expedition, we hope to have a group discussion about coral restoration approaches and related policy initiatives. Consider checking out these resources ahead of the gathering:
Curious about Hydrous expeditions? Interested in becoming a citizen scientist? Wondering about how reefs might be restored? Join us to hear about it first-hand.
AND if you haven’t yet taken a virtual dive with our incredible VR film IMMERSE, show up at 5:30pm for a private screening!
All photos by Pete Niesen