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On the 22nd of March, Year 3 students at BISP had the privilege of a special visit from the Marine Biological Center at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. The purpose of this visit was not just to educate but to inspire, as Marat and Mickey from Hyatt Regency’s Marine Biological Center in Phuket took the students on an enlightening journey into the depths of marine biology and the critical need for ocean conservation. 

The session focused on moon jellyfish, covering their three main life stages and explaining their role of jellyfish in marine ecosystems. A sobering but crucial part of the discussion centred on the impact of plastic pollution on marine life. Marat and Mickey shared alarming statistics, such as the heartbreaking fact that approximately 1,000 sea turtles lose their lives annually due to ingesting plastic debris. This stark reality served as a powerful reminder of the need for sustainable practices and heightened environmental awareness.

The presentation sparked student engagement, especially when they got to see live jellyfish in the young Medusa stage. This experience reinforced the importance of protecting our oceans and marine creatures while truly bringing to life the Year 3 current topic of study – Changing Environments.

Events like these not only enrich the educational experience of students but also instil a sense of responsibility towards environmental stewardship. BISP extends its gratitude to the Marine Biological Center at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort for this insightful and impactful visit, which inspired a deeper understanding of marine life and conservation among students.