I'm moving to the Seychelles... :D

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  1. Dane

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    Well everyone,

    I know I've been a little on the quiet side for a while now... But that is mostly because I've been working under intense pressure at my current position as a research consultancy. Deadlines are hectic and stress is manic. But I've found a rather attractive new post...

    As of next month, I will be the Ecology and Conservation Manager of Fregate Private Island in the Seychelles. This is one of the most expensive luxury resorts in the world, and it really is something special. I was there for a month last year helping trap, band and take blood from their population of Seychelles Magpie Robin, an endangered bird species, which the island saved from extinction.

    I will be in charge of all the ecology and conservation of the island, and I have already proposed the initiation of a new coral reef restoration project, using coral gardening and nurseries. For those of you who don't know, there have been some really bad bleaching events in the Seychelles and many of the reefs have yet to recover.


    I'm leaving in less than a month, so quite a mad scramble to get everything together! But bloody hell am I excited!!! :yeahdude:


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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    You lucky bugger, that's an awesome opportunity. If you need a reef gardener later, tell them to make me an offer :p
    All the best with your new venture
     
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    Wow Dane, that is my dream job!!!

    Been to some of the Cadbury Island nearby, absolutely amazing nature.

    Good luck and enjoy.
     
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    Thanks guys :) I am really excited to get started and make a direct impact on the conservation of the region.

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  7. Dane

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    PS: I will have full internet connectivity and hope to continue to contribute to the board and share my experiences there.. Maybe even start the first marine aquarium on Fregate! hahaha ;)
     
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    Where you gonna stay? Do they give you accommodation?
     
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    and how do you expect me not to be jealous?
     
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    Congrats dude! enjoy it looks like blast and save our reefs!:1:
     
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    Yes absolutely. There are about 150 permanent staff on the island, and as a manager I will have my own little house on the island. The island is just under 2.2 square kilometers, but its topography makes it seem much larger.
     
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    hahaha, sorry mate! ;) I'll be sure to keep everyone updated and keep the jealousy flowing! :tt2:
     
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    For some reason I don't like you anymore :tt2:
     
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    Thanks mate, I'm going to try and visit as many other islands as I can! :)

    Thanks bud, hope to be working on a lot of things, but definitely excited to be starting some reef work.

    Hehehe :tt2: back at you!
     
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    Hey Dane, can I be so straight forward to ask you, if you are married or something?
    That island looks very small, so I assume that unattached girls are not exist there.
     
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    LOL Good point LuckFish:lol:

    But he does have internet it is the next best thing you know lol
     
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    wheres the "hate" button? lol.. have fun man!
     
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    So do we get staff discount if we come visit?
     
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    Talk about a dream job, So let me get this right you will be getting paid for being on holiday permanently while doing something you love.
    Can't really call this a job now can you.

    This is so not fair.
    Congratzzzz on the awesome opportunity.
     
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    Oh my...:drool5::drool5:..what I wouldn't give to live on an Island..!! Do you need any Interns...:p
     
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    Hahaha, gee thanks for pointing that out Marcel. No, I'm not married. Thats just the pain we have to suffer for conservation hey.
     
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