Eroni is the chef of the village who has blown the Triton shell to call the volunteers to get ready for the days surveys.
We use the triton shell as a traditional call for the community gatherings as our ancestors did in the past.
Today we surveyed the Tabu counting the giant clams, sea cucumbers and trochus.
We had a short boat drive to the drop off, the weather was stunning, the water was clear, perfect conditions for the job to be done.
The volunteers were eager and determined to get into the water and see what lay beneath.
We were not disappointed, beautiful corals, plentiful fish and the count began.
Once we gathered all the data we had a long snorkel back to the project office where lemon leaf tea and pancakes waited for us.
Again an afternoon of collating data and drawing graphs.
With a group of volunteers being trained to be snorkelling guides by Tiko.
So that’s it for the day, we will be looking forward to the reef check training and reef check on our temporary tabu area.
I look forward to giving you updates on day 3
Vina’a Va’a Levu