Posts under category: biogeography


Red Sea whales and dolphins

A rare glimpse into the world of the Red Sea’s dolphins and whales Bottlenose dolphins, are very coastal and subsist on small fish connected to reefs and smaller bays. Shutterstock David Obura, The University of Queensland The Red Sea is one of the world’s least studied regions when it comes […]


Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2): Kenya’s commitment

Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) “to advance our understanding of the Indian Ocean and its role in the Earth System in order to enable informed decisions in support of sustainable development and the well-being of humankind” The Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) is a major global scientific program […]


Mayotte bleaching 2016

Mayotte’s 4th major bleaching event in 4 decades … and the reefs are showing a mirror to the social turmoil and changes that the island is going through.  The expedition was planned for just after the peak of thermal stress in the region, which occurred during March/April 2016.    


Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity Building Workshop for East Africa, Nosy-Be Madagascar 18-22 January 2016.

By: James Mbugua Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) through the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) held a five day workshop in Madagascar from the 18th -22nd Jan 2016. The SOI aims at providing support towards the utilization of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) as a tool or an integrated approach that will […]


The origins of Indian Ocean Corals

Our latest publication on the origins of Indian Ocean corals had the cover page of the February 2016 issue of the Journal of Biogeography (Vol. 43) (published online on 4 November 2015). The paper explores the historical origins of distinctly “Indian Ocean corals”, tracing their history to the ancient Tethys […]