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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 sq km, encompassing over 100 villages in West Papua, Indonesia.
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Manta Sandy’s Monitoring Post: Managing one of the ‘busiest’ dive sites in Raja Ampat by Meidiarti Kasmidi

  Manta Sandy’s Monitoring Post: Managing one of the ‘busiest’ dive sites in Raja Ampat by Meidiarti Kasmidi Editor/Interpreter: Nikka Amandra Gunadharma   Note: Next week’s post will provide details on how to contact the post and schedule your visit. October 5, 2017 “Yesterday, at Manta Sandy’s new Manta Monitoring Post we were visited by 40 liveaboard-based tourists who...
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POS PENGAWASAN PARI MANTA DI MANTA SANDY: MENGELOLA SALAH SATU SITUS PENYELAMAN ‘TERSIBUK’ DI RAJA AMPAT Oleh: Meidiarti Kasmidi

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POS PENGAWASAN PARI MANTA DI MANTA SANDY: MENGELOLA SALAH SATU SITUS PENYELAMAN ‘TERSIBUK’ DI RAJA AMPAT Oleh: Meidiarti Kasmidi Penyunting: Nikka Amandra Gunadharma Catatan: Pos minggu depan akan memberikan rincian tentang cara menghubungi pos dan menjadwalkan kunjungan Anda. “Kemarin (5 Oktober 2017, ed.) kami dikunjungi oleh 40 wisatawan dari Liveaboard yang berniat untuk mencari Pari...
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Kalawai Adventure by Geoffrey Gearheart, PhD w/ images by Christine Bull

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Kalawai Adventure by Geoffrey Gearheart, PhD Images by Christine Bull As a student Geoffrey Gearheart spent a lot of time doing research in the Bird’s Head before receiving his PhD from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  Last year he, along with 13 fellow explorers of various nationalities, boarded the MV Putiraja for a 16 day natural history expedition through Raja Ampat and...
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Raja Ampat and Triton Bay filmed in 8K by Hergen Spalink

This incredible film was created by Hergen Spalink of Got Muck using the RED Digital Cinema camera in a Nauticam housing.  Of course you can’t view it in 8K unless you have a very expensive (read; not yet commercially available) monitor.  In fact this film was rendered in 4K just so it could be viewed by consumers.  The imagery is outstanding.  Chances are you’ve never seen the...
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Dr. Gerald Allen wins NOGI in Science-Fun facts, & the “discovery” of Raja Ampat

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Dr. Gerald Allen wins NOGI in Science-Fun facts, & the “discovery” of Raja Ampat The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS) has named it’s 2017 “NOGI” Award recipients.  The Bird’s Head chief marine ichthyologist, Dr. Gerald (Gerry) Allen has been honored in the category, Science. Dr. Allen has made over 1800 dives in the Bird’s Head...
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