Notes from the Field – MMOA Executive Committee Member John Keth Faeldonia 

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Here at the MMOA, we always enjoy hearing from our valued members, and as soon as we heard about one of his recent adventures, we wanted to share it with you. 

"Exploring natural habitats and proactively mitigating impacts isn't simply a job; it is a passion that propels my dedication to conservation."

Meet John, who is deeply involved in a coastal development project and a seasoned marine mammal observation and environmental consulting professional. His expertise in marine environmental mitigation spans projects from the Red Sea to the Philippines, advising on mitigation measures during dredging, reclamations, and the construction of causeways, jetties, and airports.

"During one of my projects in the Red Sea, I can recall a memorable encounter with a humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea) sporting a distinctive white snout is a sight to behold, hinting at a colouration anomaly. Local fishermen report that these humpback dolphins are residing near the shore."

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During this time, John and the Arabian Marine Fauna Observers team developed a system beyond observation, including monitoring, implementing mitigation during specific activities, and establishing robust reporting procedures. Their commitment extends to marine turtles, corals, and mangrove ecosystems.

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Sousa plumbea pod


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