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Michele Westmorland talks about her experience working with iLCP and the Living Oceans Foundation in the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
“While stable, self-perpetuating underwater communities were found in the Gambier Islands, a worrying trend was observed […] a significantly low population of fish, espespecially predators in many area.”
“Polychaetes worms live everywhere from the abyssal deep sea to the splashy intertidal, boiling hot water springs to Antarctic ice sheets. There are over 8000 species and they may be the most numerous creatures in the sea!”
iLCP photographer Michele Westmorland is currently taking part in a coral reef research expedition in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia. The research is being carried out by the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, a US based non-profit