Citizen Science

Please Support Candidates Based on the Reality of Climate Change

Please Support Candidates Based on the Reality of Climate Change

Millennials, you have real power: 91% of millennials want to transition to clean energy. 83% of millennials believe the results of this election will affect their life. 69.2 million millennials have the power to win November’s election. * I have tried not to post about the US 2016 election on Travels with Tam, for obvious […]

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Diving Komodo with Ray of Hope was a Powerful Experience!

Diving Komodo with Ray of Hope was a Powerful Experience!

Last month, July 2016, I traveled to Bali Indonesia to board The Arenui for a Ray of Hope Expedition with Marine Megafauna director Dr Andrea Marshall. The trip was nothing short of amazing. My dives with The Arenui and Ray of Hope Expeditions were so fabulous…I saw so many animals I’d never seen before, and […]

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My Last Few Days in Komodo were Absolutely Blissful

Filed in Boomer, Citizen Science, Diving in Indonesia, Travel by on August 11, 2016 15 Comments
My Last Few Days in Komodo were Absolutely Blissful

Welcome to Fab Photos Friday! I doubt these photos do my trip justice. My last few days in Komodo were absolutely blissful!¬†The beauty of Komodo National Park continues to amaze me. I confess that I love looking at the photos from every dive site and every moment of my Ray of Hope Expedition on The […]

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Fab Photo Friday: Reef Mantas in Komodo National Park

Fab Photo Friday: Reef Mantas in Komodo National Park

It is Fab Photo Friday! On Day 4, the Ray of Hope Expedition caught up with Mantas! ROHE’s main goal is always to identify as many manta rays as possible, and records were broken on this trip! Takat Makkasar is a known Manta hangout, so day 4 was mostly spent on this reef. When we […]

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Ray of Hope Expedition: Dive Adventure in Komodo

Ray of Hope Expedition: Dive Adventure in Komodo

My latest dive adventure on the Arenui in Komodo, Indonesia was also a Ray of Hope Expedition. What is a ROHE, you ask? It is a trip where research and the sheer joy of diving conjoin. Dr Andrea Marshall, co-founder of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, explains: “Explore new aggregation sites with us, encounter mantas in […]

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Diving Komodo: Angel Reef and Satonda

Diving Komodo: Angel Reef and Satonda

I have to confess that the first dive in Komodo¬†was unbelievable! It was like turning a sugar lover loose in a candy store. There was so much to see! The Arenui is LUX. At 6:30 a.m. we were awakened, and everyone met in the dining room for “first breakfast”. First breakfast is continental…coffee, fruit, yogurt. […]

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Diving Komodo, Indonesia with Arenui, The Boutique Liveaboard

Diving Komodo, Indonesia with Arenui, The Boutique Liveaboard

    At the end of my stay on Bali, I embarked upon a journey through Indonesia to Komodo Island, diving, and much more, along the way. I chose the Arenui because it was sponsoring a Ray of Hope Expedition (Marine Megafauna Foundation) and Dr Andrea Marshall, aka Queen of Mantas, was on board as […]

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Similan Islands National Park, Thailand, is Wonderful Diving!

Similan Islands National Park, Thailand, is Wonderful Diving!

Finnerty Lambermon, or “Fin”, is a Citizen Scientist I met in the Yucatan, July 2015. We were both on a Ray of Hope Expedition with Dr Andrea Marshall, co-founder and the head scientist for Manta Rays at Marine Megafauna Foundation. Fin is from New Zealand, and adds a Kiwi’s touch to discussing the Dive Sites! […]

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Buy Biodegradable Straws!!! Straws Kill Wildlife.

Buy Biodegradable Straws!!! Straws Kill Wildlife.

I hope you watch the video and realize, PLASTIC KILLS WILDLIFE. We must make ourselves STOP using straws, plastic cutlery, plastic plates. We simply must go biodegradable. We have to carry straws with us, and if we forget, we cannot use plastic. Have no tolerance at fast food restaurants, restaurants, home…anywhere! BUY BIODEGRADABLE.   Check […]

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Take the Pledge for Mother Earth

Take the Pledge for Mother Earth

Do you know how your Mother is doing? I am referring, of course, to our Mother Earth on this Earth Day, April 22, 2016. And she could be better. She could be a whole lot better. I usually talk about the ocean on Earth Day, or wildlife. Today I’m going to give you a few […]

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