Diana Lam, 2012, Architecture

In partnership with Frontier, a non profit conservation and development NGO to collect data for a project aimed at mapping aquatic life within the Mafia Island Marine Park on Mafia Island, Tanzania. The majority of the work involved conducting surveys of various species of reef fish, benthic organisms, and coral on the ocean floor. I also collected survey data for the mangrove forests and seagrass beds surrounding the bay. These surveys are one of the first initiatives being taken to collect information regarding the health and viability of the marine life in the Marine Park. The information will be used by local environmental and governmental organizations to educate the Mafia population about ways to effectively coexist with the rich aquatic life in the protected area.