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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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Dr. Gerry Allen lives to Dive and Count Fish, Part 1

Dr. Gerry Allen lives to Dive and Count Fish, Part 1  This is the first of a three-part interview with Dr. Gerald Allen, one of the world’s foremost ichthyologists. Gerry dives frequently in the...
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Nude Revelations: A few surprises in nudibranch behavior by Menno Schilthuizen

Nude Revelations: A few surprises in nudibranch behavior by MENNO SCHILTHUIZEN I once watched an Irish mollusk researcher, in a fit of slug chauvinism, try to convince an audience of biologists...
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New MMAF-CI-SEAA manta tagging program launched by Mark Erdmann

New MMAF-CI-SEAA manta tagging program launched by Mark Erdmann   September marks the official launch of a new nation-wide manta ray tagging program led by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and...
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Cruising the Raja Ampat region in Indonesia Part 1, by Mike Veitch

Cruising the Raja Ampat region in Indonesia Part 1, by Mike Veitch Appropriately known as “The Bird’s Head Peninsula”, due to its uncanny resemblance to a large bird, Indonesia’s West Papua...
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Ikan Tenggiri Bermain di depan Kampung LOBO

Ikan Tenggiri Bermain di depan Kampung LOBO   “Konservasi bukan datang menggarap, tapi memelihara laut kita ini” Leo Siswata   Langit kelabu dengan satu dua titik air menerpa wajah ketika...
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