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The Coral Sea Foundation - Dr Andy Lewis. The Great Barrier Reef | Papua New Guinea | Melanesia | Solomon Islands | Coral reefs | Climate change| Renewable energy | Eco-tourism. Ep. 8

January 31, 2020 Josh Tebbutt, Dr Andy Lewis Season 1 Episode 8
The Oceans Podcast
The Coral Sea Foundation - Dr Andy Lewis. The Great Barrier Reef | Papua New Guinea | Melanesia | Solomon Islands | Coral reefs | Climate change| Renewable energy | Eco-tourism. Ep. 8
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The Oceans Podcast
The Coral Sea Foundation - Dr Andy Lewis. The Great Barrier Reef | Papua New Guinea | Melanesia | Solomon Islands | Coral reefs | Climate change| Renewable energy | Eco-tourism. Ep. 8
Jan 31, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Josh Tebbutt, Dr Andy Lewis

Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and the island arcs of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia, the Coral Sea contains the highest area of high-biodiversity coral reef remaining in the world.

Our guest is one of the most skilled and widely traveled ecotourism professionals in the Indo-Pacific region, with a strong background in small ship adventure cruising and a PhD in coral reef ecology from James Cook University. His passion for the reefs, islands and people of the South-Pacific is tangible. That passion drives the development of the Coral Sea Foundation as a platform for delivering his vision for sustainable reef management and the ultimate marine ecotourism experience.

This episode, we dive into the life of Dr Andy Lewis. From growing up around the ocean to diving in some of the most pristine coral reefs in the world, Andy has genuinely had some incredible experiences, and he openly shares these stories. After being immersed in the coral triangle and Melanesia and realising the significance of the coral reefs in this region, he decided to take action to safeguard these natural wonders and formed the Coral Sea Foundation in 2017.

We discuss coral stress and the impacts of climate change on reef systems, how we can have a positive effect on the reef, the need to switch over to renewable energy sources as well as briefly touching on plastics in the ocean. We talk about the Sea Women of Melanesia Program, run by the Coral Sea Foundation. The program empowers indigenous women with scuba diving and marine science skills so they can take an active role in creating and monitoring marine protected areas on their own coral reefs.

This episode is jammed packed with jewels of knowledge and insights into the Coral Sea, how fragile it is, and why it's too precious to lose. I had a fantastic time sitting down to chat with Andy and felt energised from hearing the stories he had to share

Please check out the Coral Sea Foundation, as well as following them on social media. 


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Lastly, be sure to check out TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA to find out how you can help and have a positive impact on our oceans.

Show Notes

Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and the island arcs of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia, the Coral Sea contains the highest area of high-biodiversity coral reef remaining in the world.

Our guest is one of the most skilled and widely traveled ecotourism professionals in the Indo-Pacific region, with a strong background in small ship adventure cruising and a PhD in coral reef ecology from James Cook University. His passion for the reefs, islands and people of the South-Pacific is tangible. That passion drives the development of the Coral Sea Foundation as a platform for delivering his vision for sustainable reef management and the ultimate marine ecotourism experience.

This episode, we dive into the life of Dr Andy Lewis. From growing up around the ocean to diving in some of the most pristine coral reefs in the world, Andy has genuinely had some incredible experiences, and he openly shares these stories. After being immersed in the coral triangle and Melanesia and realising the significance of the coral reefs in this region, he decided to take action to safeguard these natural wonders and formed the Coral Sea Foundation in 2017.

We discuss coral stress and the impacts of climate change on reef systems, how we can have a positive effect on the reef, the need to switch over to renewable energy sources as well as briefly touching on plastics in the ocean. We talk about the Sea Women of Melanesia Program, run by the Coral Sea Foundation. The program empowers indigenous women with scuba diving and marine science skills so they can take an active role in creating and monitoring marine protected areas on their own coral reefs.

This episode is jammed packed with jewels of knowledge and insights into the Coral Sea, how fragile it is, and why it's too precious to lose. I had a fantastic time sitting down to chat with Andy and felt energised from hearing the stories he had to share

Please check out the Coral Sea Foundation, as well as following them on social media. 


Be sure to follow us:
Facebook

Instagram

Or contacts us:
theoceanspodcast@gmail.com

Lastly, be sure to check out TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA to find out how you can help and have a positive impact on our oceans.

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