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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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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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A Humbling Encounter by Jim Black

          A Humbling Encounter by Jim Black “The Passage” is a meandering waterway, separating Waigeo & Gam islands in the Raja Ampat Conservancy.  The site offers incredibly diverse photo opportunities for macro photographers. A myriad of subjects await you, and many are still undescribed. I always lobby for as many dives in “The Passage” as I can on trips to Raja. I do want to share a...
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Reflections on 100 new species…by Dr. Mark Erdmann

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Reflections on 100 new species… by Dr. Mark Erdmann The recent publication of the new reef fish Sueviota tubicola marked an important milestone in my career – my 100th new fish species description, all completed during my 13 years at CI. Human Nature has asked me to reflect back upon these discoveries and share my top 5 favorites. Before I do such, however, I must extend my heartfelt...
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Playground for Whales and Dolphins: Raja Ampat by Heike Vester and Ricardo Tapilatu

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Surprisingly, Indonesia’s most famous dive site is also a playground for whales and dolphins (a commentary) by Heike Vester and Ricardo Tapilatu About the authors: Heike Iris Vester (heike_vester@ocean-sounds.org) is the founder and director of Ocean Sounds, a group dedicated to marine research, education and conservation through engagement with local communities. Ocean Sounds focuses...
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Triton Bay’s “White Rock Fall” site updated & named changed to Batu Jatu by Burt Jones

Triton Bay’s “White Rock Fall” site updated & named changed to Batu Jatu by Burt Jones On a recent trip to Triton Bay we dove a site, White Rock Fall, which we “discovered” on our initial survey of the area back in 2007; long before our guidebook, Diving Indonesia’s Bird’s Head Seascape was released (2011).  Although we have visited TB numerous...
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