I am Julia B., a French student of third year of bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Biology of Organisms at the University of Poitiers, France. After having taken an unforgettable gap year in a sea turtle conservation project in Costa Rica, which also made me passionate about diving, I became more and more interested in the marine world, especially in marine wildlife. Therefore, I decided to do my two-month internship in the framework of my bachelor’s degree in this area, and I finally got the opportunity to join the CICP project of MCSS on Cerf Island, Seychelles. Within this conservation project, I am going to identify coral & fish of the area, help in coral rehabilitation (maintenance of the artificial reefs & nurseries).
During the first week, I intended to follow the project routine : we begin the day with a beach clean up (plastic & metal mainly found...), work at the office (coral/local wildlife presentation, learn/map the different snorkelling trails), and then go on the field, as a snorkelling trail guide with tourists and/or snorkel to help with the maintenance of the coral nurseries. I will also help for the corals survey, focusing on the distribution of druppela spp. on recent transplanted corals.
I am looking forward to improve my knowledge on corals & local fish, and to learn how to protect them against human activities.
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