On October 7, 2018 we’ve posted “The Jellyfish are coming back!” on our facebook page.
Ever since the Jellyfish disappeared we checked monthly if we could see some, with little to no result, until October 2018.
Since our Facebook report it has been estimated by concerned conservation organizations and park rangers that the number of Jelly Fish has grown to over 1 million.
Tova arrived at the office with a smile on her lips, telling me that we were preparing our liveaboard Ocean Hunter III for a very special group, she added Mission Blue is heading to Palau to investigate MPA successes and challenges.
Mission Blue had chosen Palau for good reason - not only is Palau one of the “Last Great Places on Earth” according to National Geographic, a place of the world’s most remarkably vast biological diversity and home to more marine life species than most any other area of comparable size on Earth, it is also a place where people and government are dedicated with heart and soul to environmental protection and conservation.
Diving Palau isn’t complete without diving the world famous dive site Blue Corner. A dive ranking amongst the best in the world.
But what makes this dive site so special?
Due to its location and formation Blue Corner very often gets strong currents - currents which attract lots of schooling fish feeding on smaller organisms traveling with the current. This attracts big predators which are looking for schooling fish. On most days you’ll jump in the water, go down, drift towards the corner and have hundreds of fish and sharks around you as you make your way to the plateau.
A couple of days ago, at our Barracuda Restaurant, Tova gave one of her famous Shark Presentations to a group of guests who were very interested with the work of the Micronesian Shark Foundation, an organization founded by Tova & Navot Bornovski and members of the Fish ’n Fins staff.
Effective date: October 25, 2018
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It was in 2002 when Tova Harel Bornovski, her husband Navot and members of the staff of Fish ’n Fins, all experienced divers and shark enthusiasts decided to do more than just watch. They founded the Micronesian Shark Foundation to help raise awareness of the importance of sharks and to protect them in the waters of Palau. They invested a lot of time, energy, enthusiasm and money to promote shark protection and highlight this matter to foreign visitors and locals alike.