We are proud to support SEA LIFE’s Positive Change program by providing a Tough TG-6 camera for their trip to Indonesia.
As the world’s largest family of aquariums, SEA LIFE’s purpose is to inspire love for the oceans. The Positive Change program sees SEA LIFE staff travel around the world to work with marine focused communities.
The objectives of our Positive Change program expeditions include creating lasting positive impacts on marine focused communities, helping establish new local Marine Protected Areas or helping support, create or develop environmental change, which has a direct positive effect on marine wildlife.Jean-Denis Hibbitt – Positive Change Coordinator.
As part of the program, five SEA LIFE aquarists from all over the world travelled to Bali to work with The Indonesian Nature Foundation at the LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre.
LINI is a non-profit organisation based in Bali with the mission to establish firm and lasting connections to support the conservation and management of coastal marine resources through science, education and the empowerment of coastal communities.
The SEA LIFE team (which consisted of expert aquarists from SEA LIFE centres in London, Dallas, Melbourne, Brighton and Speyer) assisted with training the local community in aquaculture techniques while also helping to construct an artificial reef to add to LINI’s local reef restoration areas. Whilst there, the team also visited a new coral farming project where they learnt more about the work that is being done to restore the reef.
Our aim is to inspire a passion for the oceans and educate our guests to SEA LIFE about the threats to marine life including coral, which is under threat from pollution, rising sea temperatures and overfishing.Simon Claridge – Aquarist, SEA LIFE Melbourne