This is the final day for our survey look at how big the group was! We had to load two boats to take us for the Manta tow.
Manta tow is when there are ropes tied to the back of the boat and the volunteers hang onto them as they are towed through the water counting the numbers of trochus, giant clams, sea cucumbers and sea urchins along the Tabu Tara and Tabu area.
We had 3 special groups with us who were switching to give people a rest. A new group this morning from Nakia Resort joined us, the newly trained snorkelling guide and volunteers.
While we were doing the manta tow we came across lots of interesting things like – beautiful coral, size of trochus, a triton shell and an amazing school of sweet lips. We all really enjoyed doing this as it gave us the opportunity to see the whole reef, especially for the newly trained snorkel guides so they can take their snorkelling trips to the best spots.
Once we had finished with the survey, lemon leaf tea and doughnuts was just the best thing to come up our way.
Volunteers from Nakia Resort provided us with peanut butter and jam….
Graphs and mapping was then the very last thing today.
Thank you for keeping tuned for the week. News on our final presentation and the evening will be on air tomorrow. 🙂