About Yashika Nand

Yashika Nand is a Fijian scientist whose currently undertaking a Masters degree in coral reef ecology at the University of the South Pacific. Apart from diving in the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape, she is also leading the way on coral disease research.

The effect of a catastrophic event on two barrier reef systems within the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration with Namena Divers completed a week long survey of the Namena Marine Reserve and adjacent reef systems in Kubulau District in Bua Province. The surveys are a part of assessments WCS is conducting throughout the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape to quantify the impact of Cyclone Winston on coral reefs and community […]

Coral Disease research in the Vatu-i-Ra seascape

Fiji is known for its underwater “beauty” and the Vatu-i-Ra seascape is the “house” for it. A number of popular dive destinations, such as the Namena Marine Reserve and Vatu-i-Ra reef are within the seascape. However, the Vatu-i-Ra seascape in not just a dive destination, the seascape holds Fiji’s highest diversity of marine organisms (reef […]