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Newly Discovered Seagrass Crowned World’s Largest Plant!

1st of June 2022 – written by Stacey Bondareva Researchers have made a fascinating new discovery: a species of seagrass called Poseidon’s ribbon weed (Posidonia australis), which is now considered the largest plant in the world, reaching a whopping 180 kilometers or 112 miles long. A Nice Suprise… The research team at the University of Western Australia and Flinders University recently set out to measure a field of seagrass meadows in Australia’s Shark Bay World […]

Gili Shark Conservation collaberates with Wageningen University

New Partnership Announcement

29 April 2021 We are at a point where we can change the tide on the oceans. But a healthy ocean requires robust global knowledge of ocean science. We need to work together, connect our actions, and learn from each other. We Can Not Manage What We Can Not Measure We are super excited to share with you that we will start a collaboration with Wageningen University & Research. We are sure that most of […]

Frequently asked questions about corals and coral reef restoration

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Corals

Here at the Gili Shark Conservation project, we work hard, year-round not just to protect sharks, but to protect all marine life including the coral reefs. In order to protect sharks, we must also do what we can to conserve their environment which is why in 2019 we decided to start our own coral restoration project. (A big thank you to our amazing partners The International SeaKeepers Society and PADI 5 star dive resort Oceans5 […]

How Coronavirus Lockdown Helped Nature to Heal (Even if Temporarily) from Human Damages

Good News For Mother Nature In 2020

Written by: Renee Street – Our Amazing Friend,  PADI Course Director, and Big Time Ocean Lover Although much of 2020 has been full of bad news for humanity, it hasn’t been all bad for our planet, and its non-human inhabitants. There have been multiple stories of recovery, relief, and abundance due to the temporary economic and cultural changes caused by the Coronavirus. These stories make us smile and hopefully will make us change.  A Global […]

Are whitetip reef sharks dangerous? You find the answer here.

FAQ White Tip Reef Sharks

  The Gili Islands are special for countless reasons however one of the most special ones is that they play host to a Whitetip reef shark nursery. This means that consistently for decade’s whitetip reef sharks have used the coral reefs surrounding the Gili islands to have their pups. The pups live under rocks and in caves for protection until they are big enough to go off and explore the ocean. We wanted to answer […]