South Africa 2006

Claire searching for sunfish Photo by T. ThysBrett and Marina investigate mola food on the beach of LangabanTag TeamsIn January 2006, members of the US mola team (Tierney Thys, Brett Hobson and Marina Hobson) traveled to Capetown, South Africa to assist Two Oceans...

Japan 2005

            Expedition News—Japan Mola Tagging April 2005 Plan B saves the day While it may have been perfect timing for enjoying the serene profusion of cherry blossoms in Japan, it was suboptimal timing for capturing wild molas off the east coast.Nevertheless,...

Indonesia 2004

September 2004 Ocean sunfish – Bali Tresnati, Aidah and Tierney (WISC recipients) We just returned from an expedition to Nusa Lembongan—a tiny island in South East Asia off Bali, Indonesia where the giant ocean sunfish, Mola mola, come to indulge in the ultimate spa...

South Africa 2004

(From Left to Right)Fearless South African tag team— David Christie, Tierney Thys, Ed Hall, Anthony Lennox. Notice Anthony got nicked by the mola on his chin. Ouch!) January 2004 January was a great month for the mola team in South Africa! Working with the highly...

Taiwan 2000

Recipe for successful fieldwork in Taiwanese waters Necessary ingredients: 2 guiding hands of Dr. I.C. Liao 20+ helping hands from Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute (TFRI) staff members, especially Mr. Stephen Huang 1-3 satisfied government officials 60+ helping...