Request: Deep Sea Photos from Tonga

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The Government of Tonga, MACBIO, Vava’u Environmental Protection Association, and the Waitt Institute are supporting a marine spatial planning process in Tonga, which will include all of Tonga’s ocean area. As many of you may know, Tonga has substantial deep ocean resources and features. We are seeking photos and videos of Tonga’s deep ocean that we can utilize to share with the communities of Tonga as part of our ocean awareness campaign. We will utilize photos and videos in a variety of materials focused on educating people about the resources of Tonga, what they are, why they are important, how to sustainably manage them, etc.

If you have or know of photo or video resources from Tonga that you can share with us, we would be much obliged (and happy to cite the source of any materials). If you do send photos or videos, it would be useful if you could highlight location of photo and key features. It would be great if we could receive the materials by August 18, 2017.

Please respond directly to Kathryn Mengerink (mengerink [at] and Karen Stone (info [at]