MARINE BIOLOGY WEEKS at MANTA RAY BAY RESORT / YAP
From 27th october to 9th november 2019, three different marine biology workshops were successfully carried out during the second MARINE BIOLOGY WEEKS event.
Our “base” was the Manta Ray Bay Resort with the restaurant ship “Mnuw” and the Yap Divers, which provided the best conditions for the workshops with its friendly and helpful staff and an excellent infrastructure.
In the course of the 3- and 2-day Marine Biology Workshops “basic” and “advanced” and the 2-day Coral Workshop we had a varied and exciting program with great diving and snorkeling trips, sampling and microscopy sessions, fish and coral identification, reef ecology and mangrove exploration.
Also on the “workshop-free” days we explored the island, with its interesting history and culture between Mens’ Houses, stone money bank and WW2 relicts, we visited the village in the district “Maap” where a traditional Yapese food was prepared for us, we searched and found numerous juvenile Napoleon wrasses inside two Blue Holes in the reef flat and on the last day we were allowed to attend the traditional Bamboo Dance in the village “Dachngar”.
+ + + A detailed report will follow shortly ! + + +
For now, here some pics …