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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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Challenge yourself with Wide-Angle Underwater Photography by Ken Knezick

Challenge yourself with Wide-Angle Underwater Photography Text and Photos by Ken Knezick As an old mossback who began shooting underwater with a Nikonos II, it has been exciting to watch all the...
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New pygmy gobies from the Bird’s Head bring fish species count to 1721 species! by Mark Erdmann

New pygmy gobies from the Bird’s Head bring fish species count to 1721 species! By Mark Erdmann A recent paper published by Rick Winterbottom (Royal Ontario Museum), Dita Cahyani (Udayana...
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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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Wayag, the Picturesque Island of the North by Indah Susanti

Wayag, the Picturesque Island of the North Text and photos by Indah Susanti Located in the northern part of Raja Ampat, Wayag Island is a must-visit destination while traveling in Raja Ampat....
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Raja Ampat Rawan Bencana Gempa dan Tsunami

Raja Ampat Rawan Bencana Gempa dan Tsunami By Wida Sulistyaningrum, Photos BMKG Pada 25 Juni 2014, Balai Besar Badan Meteorology, Klimatologi dan Geofisika (BMKG) Wilayah V Jayapura mengadakan...
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