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In January 2017 The Dorsal Effect took over 50 grade 11 students (the largest group we’ve ever had!) from ISS International School to Lombok Indonesia. The group is a wonderful mix of backgrounds – including Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Korean – many of whom come from traditional families where consumption of shark is the norm. … Continue reading ISS – Our Biggest and Most Traditional Group Yet

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(a blog post by our marine scientist, Naomi Clark-Shen) Our planet is under immense pressure, and coral reefs are one of the most vulnerable ecosystems in the world. So what does this mean for The Dorsal Effect, which relies on healthy coral reefs to give an alternative livelihood to shark fishermen through eco-tourism? We set … Continue reading Is there a future for Lombok’s coral reefs? Yale-NUS gives clarity

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Some hope as we swim with the white tip reef sharks at Paul's Bali Sharks sanctuary.

There’s something about rich sunset hues over wide skies and sprawling beaches that brings forth the urge to blog again, that urge I had been seeking for a while. Many a fleeting thought passed for the months since my last post but never an inspiration of a moment to expound on them further nor feeling … Continue reading Bad thoughts good thoughts

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TDE boat trip catshark rescue and release

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So I made this blog entry below and saved it as a draft the day before the SST students were due to return from their marine conservation trip with The Dorsal Effect…

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Being in Lombok always evokes a sense of need to blog again. After a few heartbreaking posts, I am glad this is a high spirited one. So the NUS Tembusu College students initiated, plannned and executed a most ambitious but inspiring multi stop trip to Indonesia as a part of their animal of the year … Continue reading NUS Tembusu College and TDE

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