2015 Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project

Photo above from SMU Reef Alert page.

In December 2015, the Thresher Shark Research & Conservation Project (TSRCP) worked with Divelink for thresher shark research and aiding the locals with disaster risk reduction management planning.

The shop was gladly busy for a week supporting the divers in their thresher shark research, waking up at 430AM, boating to Monad by sunrise, and diving to observe and identify thresher shark genders. It was our pleasure servicing the team with three boats and over 100 tanks a day everyday. We firmly believe in their cause and the results will be beneficial for the whole community.

And speaking of helping the community, TSRCP also aided with introducing disaster preparedness and an early warning system for evacuation to the locals. Emergency drills were held to make sure that the locals became familiar with the process.

Photo SMU Reef Alert

Members of Reef Alert 2015 and the local community of Malapascua exploring the concepts of hazards, risks and disasters. Together with the community, we came up with certain hazards that they may face and what can be done to cope with these potential hazards.