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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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First Visit to Triton Bay: Part 2; Triton’s Macro World! by Stewart Galloway

Stewart Galloway is a frequent contributor to the site, a friend, and an amazing image maker!  Recently, when Stewart sent us this submission, we were “inundated’ (pun intended) with too many quality images for a single post.  Part 1 featured Triton Bay: the Big Picture, now welcome to Stewart’s Triton Bay World of Macro.  (If you missed Part 1 click; the BIG Picture!)  Triton...
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First Visit to Triton Bay: Part 1; the BIG Picture! by Stewart Galloway

Stewart Galloway is a frequent contributor to the site, a friend, and an amazing image maker!  When Stewart sent us this submission we were “inundated’ (pun intended) with too many quality images for a single post.  So we decided to create more than one.  Keep checking back to view Part 2; Triton’s Macro World. Enjoy his images! In Stewart’s words: “This was my...
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Two New Trimma (dwarfgoby) species discovered & named for BHS Conservationists by Dr. Mark Erdmann

Conservation/Science
I’m pleased to announce the recent publication of two new species of coral dwarfgoby, Trimma putrai and Trimma meityae, that honor the career contributions of Ketut Sarjana Putra and Meity Mongdong to Indonesian marine conservation. Trimma putrai is a beautiful polka-dotted species that is known from the two areas of Indonesia that Pak Ketut has most focused on during his career: the Lesser...
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Tanya Burnett goes to the BHS…again and again by Tanya Burnett

Administrator’s note: Tanya Burnett has been visiting Raja since the “early” years and she just keeps going back again and again.  Why?…keep scrolling! Tanya is a professional photographer and her images are breath taking!  Tanya, a great friend and loyal supporter of the BHS, graces the site with a “preview” of her upcoming feature article in...
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Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity

Conservation/Science
We recently attended a show curated by the Whatcom Museum (a small county museum in Washington state) titled; Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity.  Our primary reason for attending was to view an installation by Courtney Mattison, whose work was Featured on the BHS site a couple of years ago.  Little did we know how impactful the show would be.  We were gobsmacked!...
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