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Entries in christmas island (22)


We now return to our regularly scheduled programming

Just back from 2 weeks in Kiritimati conducting research on giant trevally and consuming spirituous fermented liquor. Expect expect a quick return to our regular rate of daily posts and mayhem.

Thanks to The Manzier for helping fill the gaps during out absence.


The Green Mile

Christmas Island edition.


Fish Mission: Kiritimati

A series of one second clips from Kiritimati.

Prelude to a film highlighting conservation efforts on the island and in particular the protection of the resident trevally.

Soundtrack: Luminaire by Michael Ayars


January 2014 Slab of the Month Winner: Tarr Gigante

Congratulations to Mr. Josh Tarr with his absurdly stout Gigante taken on a recent trip to Isla de Christmas with Crump and K8 @ Frigate Adventure Travel.  Josh, my good friend, this is special for reasons many can't grasp.

Bearded photo bomb courtesy of Steve Maris.  No photo bomb from K8 - she be too damn sweet to do such a thing.


Flying the flag

Photo: Sonya Pask

After a successful day of catching and releasing Giant Trevallies, you get to fly one of these.

And this is how your sun gloves end up.


Drowning Kiribati

Kirimati, AKA Christmas Island, is one of the 33 small islands which make up the world's lowest-lying nation, Kiribati.

The 103,000 citizens of Kiribati may soon become refugees, perhaps the first mass movement of people fleeing the consequences of global warming rather than war or famine.

LINK (via: Bloomberg)

Having your homeland engulfed by the ocean because of climate change doesn’t make you a refugee, or so the High Court of New Zealand ruled last week when it dismissed the case of Ioane Teitiota, a man from the low-lying Pacific island nation of Kiribati.

If the I-Kiribati (the term for Kiribati nationals) and other Pacific islanders are not refugees, the question remains, what are they—and what conventions can be put in place to protect them?

LINK (via: The New Republic)