Large Marine Aquarium
During August, a build-up of debris in the drain/overflow caused a minor overspill in our large marine aquarium. Thankfully, we were able to act quickly, and no specimens were lost; we later renewed the drainage system.
- Algae supply remains good, on a consistent and successful cycle.
- Artemia production is keeping up with the demand of the main tank (6g of cysts per day); issues with air flow caused a slight dip in production, but this was soon fixed.
- Rotifer population has recovered since last month and is maintaining well.
Jellyfish – Aurelia aurita
This month, our large display Kreisel jellyfish tank went through a plumbing overhaul, replacing the pump and drainage system and installing a UV steriliser. The cylinder was deep-cleaned before being restocked with 100 jellyfish. To grow them out, the remaining small jellyfish have been transferred into the closed system 30L Kreisel, with daily water changes.
Zooplankton Survey Study
As part of our Zooplankton Survey, Hannah from the Manta Trust is providing training on sample processing, and we are waiting on a new net for the long-term study. We also collected a sample of copepods to be cultured in the Fish Lab as a new food source for our smaller species.
Prototype QR Code Rollout
We have been working on a new feature to promote our work around the Resort, that involves placing signboards at strategic locations around the island, each featuring a different QR code (to link to a web page or social media post). This will allow interested guests to instantly stream relevant media content to their phones, bringing a fun and interactive experience that also increases guest awareness of our conservation work above and below the waves.