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Three fact sheets to communicate the economic and social importance of coral reefs at a country and regional level have been released. Data is provided for more than 50 coral reef countries in 3 regions. Each factsheet provides easy to read economic and social data for the three main ecosystems services provided by coral reefs:...
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Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science has just published its latest issue, Vol 16, No 1 (2017), at This issue contains the following articles: i) Salum S. Hamed, Narriman S. Jiddawi, Philip. O.J. Bwathondi – Effects of blood meal as a substitute for fish meal in the culture of juvenile Silver Pompano Trachinotus blochii (Lacepède,...
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The first Building research capacity to address challenges of food security in Western Indian Ocean countries (SOLSTICE) newsletter is out. These quarterly newsletters will focus on reviews of activities, achievements and upcoming events across the Consortium. The first one is mainly an introduction to the project and the successful launch during our Kick-Off in Tanzania....
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If current trends continue and countries fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching on an annual basis, according to a new United Nations environment agency study. Bleaching has a hugely negative effect on the health of a coral reef which, in turn, is vital to...
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The latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. This is a combined issue of September and December issues and contains several interesting articles most of which related to the 10th WIOMSA Symposium and associated activities/events. Symposium photo gallery is also included. Thanks for all the support in 2017. We wish you all Merry Christmas...
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The Special Issue of the WIO Journal of Marine Science entitled “Coral reefs of Mauritius in a changing global climate” is out. This issue comprises of some of the papers presented during the Ninth University of Mauritius Research Week (UoM RW) held from 19-23 September 2016. Download the full Issue.  
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We are pleased to present the June 2017 WIOMSA Newsbrief which among others include the article on new WIOMSA logo. With WIOMSA celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, what a better way to start marking this milestone than introducing a new brand identity for the Association! The issue also includes articles on WIOMSA participation in...
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WCS coral expert finds that some reefs were less sensitive to warming water over time Eleven species became less while one species became more sensitive to temperature change Study compares extremely warm years of 1998 and 2016 Study appears in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series NEW YORK (May 2, 2017) – A new WCS...
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By Wanjohi Kabukuru [Chale Peninsula, Kenya] On a general talk, it appears as if the Gazi project was initiated a few years ago. However after spending a few days in this rural outpost is when one realises that the project is a culmination of years of determined study and quiet determination by a quiet researcher...
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This is to announce the release of a new coastal adaptation language – the Coastal Hazard Wheel. The Coastal Hazard Wheel is available as a new UNEP publication, as scientific background papers and as a global coastal classification app. It is taken forward by an international partnership of leading knowledge institutions and all information can...
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Dr. Jacqueline Uku
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100 KENYA

Vice President
Prof. Ranjeet Bhagooli
Faculty of Science
University of Mauritius
Reduit 80837

Prof. Yunus Mgaya
National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
P.O. Box 9653
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

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