On April 12, 2018, an Indonesian luxury private charter vessel partnered with Conservation International (CI) for a high-tech scientific voyage across Raja Ampat to raise awareness for the protection of manta rays.
Ichthyologist, Dr. Gerry Allen, and Vice President of CI’s Asia Pacific Marine Programme, Dr. Mark Erdmann, were at the helm of the mission, with the aim of conducting research on the manta population and their migration patterns, while also surveying coral reef fish biodiversity.
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Issue 02 - 2018(112)