Te mana o te moana, in partnership with other associations and universities, is involved in studies and research projects pertaining to the Polynesian marine fauna and flora and island ecosystems.
Since 2004, te mana o te moana has implemented a program for the monitoring of turtle’s nests on Tetiaroa (an atoll nearby Tahiti), according to the wish of the island’s owners.
>> Sea Turtles’ nests monitoring
To improve scientific knowledge of sea turtles present in Polynesian waters, te mana o te moana regularly proceeds to various research projects, as well as satellite tagging of marine turtles.
>> Sea Turtles
Te mana o te moana contributes to research studies and scientific monitorings on coral reefs and on the lagoon ecosystem.
>> Coral reefs
Te mana o te moana studies various marine species in the lagoon, especially Pink whiprays. These fishes are used to be fed at feeding spots for tourism purpose.
>> Fishes and rays
In French Polynesia, whales and dolphins enjoy a remarkably preserved environment where human activities remain low, making it a great research area for cetacean scientific studies.