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Coral Reef Fish Research

A project by: Amelia White


WE RAISED £1,000

from 17 donors

This project received donations on Tue 13 Mar 2018
Conducting valuable scientific research with an NGO on herbivorous fish behaviour around predators.

A short summary of MY project

I'm heading to Indonesia to conduct research with Operation Wallacea on the herbivorous behaviour of reef fish and how this is affected by predators.

Who AM I?

I'm Amelia, a student at University of Essex who is completing the MSc Tropical Marine Biology, after graduating from my bachelors in Marine Biology. I have realised I want to pursue a career in fish biology/ecology and conservation, as well as dedicating my time and efforts to saving the ocean!

MY story

Fish are a hugely important resource of food to billions of people across the planet. Fish behaviour is drastically altered by the changing environment. As we are encouraging these changes by inflicting damage to the planet, studying behaviour has become vital in understanding how fish communities will change.

By donating money to this project, you will help me achieve my goal of completing my dissertation and providing OpWall, and the Indonesian government with valuable data on herbivorous fish behaviour in the presence of predators and food sources. This is something I am incredibly passionate about and wish to continue throughout my life.

Where will the money go?

The money goes to Operation Wallacea, who conduct valuable research at many different sites across the world, for which they may publish peer-reviewed papers or send to the governments to assess various different habitats and how to conserve them.

My project requires money for the use of research equipment and facilities e.g. boats, SCUBA equipment, transects, cameras. OpWall are a non-profit organisation therefore rely very heavily on the donations and help from volunteers such as myself.

My expedition requires approximately:

  • £400 for travel.
  • £600 for the costs towards my stay and use of equipment - this goes straight to OpWall.

Check out these cool photos from Hoga below:

Find ME here

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/amelia.white.7737

Twitter - https://twitter.com/ameliawhite_

Instagram - whosefishisitanyway

Email - ameliawhite@hotmail.com


  • You don't need to give money to help me succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support me – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
  • In fact, share it with everyone you know as I think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.
  • And I know I said you don't need to give money to help me, but I'd love it if you did! Please sponsor me and help make this happen.

Thank you!