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Where he works: Kenya Wildlife Service, Kisite -Mpunguti Marine Park and Reserve
Job title: Research Officer
What is your favorite part of your job?
Diving and exploring the underwater world where everything is so marvelously interconnected.
What challenge comes up regularly as part of your work?
Resource use conflict due to lack of understanding of the importance of conservation by sections of community resource users, hence resource degradation such as dynamite fishing.
What is one of your favorite online resources for learning more about reef resilience (Besides this website or reefresilience.org)?
Basically I rely on The Nature Conservancy and Reef Resilience sites. Thank you!
If you could ask Rod Salm anything, what would you ask?
Is the huge size of a coral reef colony always an indicator of resilience?
What is the scariest thing you’ve seen in your work?
The scariest thing I saw was the size of the waves in Kiunga Marine Reserve in northern Kenya after our boat capsized well out to sea and left us swimming for our lives for an hour late in the evening.
In 10 years, where do you see yourself living and working?
I would love to be working anywhere in the West Indian Ocean region where I can contribute to research and conservation of our precious marine environment, particularly its fragile coral reefs.