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Rare birds, mammals, insects and plants

The world’s most diverse marine life

The Bird's Head Seascape, a rich repository of the world’s most diverse marine life, rare birds, mammals, insects and plants, comprises 183,000 square kilometers, encompassing over 100 villages in West Papua, Indonesia.
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How a Disco Clam flashes by Mike Poirier

  How a Disco Clam flashes by Mike Poirier This article was originally published in the September 2014 issue of the “Goby”, the newsletter of the San Diego Underwater Photographic...
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New Siphonfish (Cardinalfish) brings BHS fish count to 1727 species! by Dr. Mark Erdmann

New Siphonfish (Cardinalfish) brings BHS fish count to 1727 species! by Dr. Mark Erdmann Breaking news: Another notch in the BHS biodiversity belt! This week marks the publication of yet another...
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Manta Ray protection laws yield results

The following three links are to recent news articles about the implementation and enforcement of Indonesia’s new nation-wide Manta Ray protection laws. From the New York Times:...
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Indonesia – Top Activities in Cenderawasih Bay Part 1, by Mike Veitch

Indonesia – Top Activities in Cenderawasih Bay Part 1, by Mike Veitch Indonesia is fast becoming a star attraction for yachts visiting South East Asia, with internationally known destinations...
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Pulau Venu, Rumah si “Duta” laut dari Kaimana by Nita Johana

Pulau Venu, Rumah si “Duta” laut dari Kaimana by Nita Johana  Perlindungan Pantai peneluran Penyu Ombak menerjang bibir pantai, disertai angin kencang menyapu pasir putih pulau dengan luas tiga...
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