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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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World’s Largest Stingray Species Discovered in Raja Ampat? by Alex Lindbloom

Continuing with our celebration of the first year of the site we are revisiting the most popular posts of the past year.  This was the most popular post in the Diving blog.  And it’s a...
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Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification-Indo Pacific by Gosliner, Valdez, Behrens

Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification-Indo Pacific by Gosliner, Valdés, Behrens New World Publications has just announced a stunning new publication, Nudibranch and Sea Slug identification...
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Unveiled Images by Maurine Shimlock and Burt Jones

Unveiled Images by Maurine Shimlock and Burt Jones It is the middle of the summer and the peak of the travel season but for Raja Ampat and the rest of the BHS; it’s the “off...
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The Indonesian Throughflow: Fifteen Thousand Rivers by David Pickell

Continuing with the BHS website’s anniversary celebration, we are revisiting some of the site’s most viewed posts.  Based on viewer feedback (not viewer numbers) this was the most...
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Menekan Pelanggaran Hukum Laut di Raja Ampat Lewat Hukum Adat by Wida Sulistyaningrum

Menekan Pelanggaran Hukum Laut di Raja Ampat Lewat Hukum Adat text by Wida Sulistyaningrum photos by Shawn Heinrichs Sepanjang tahun 2010 – January 2015 terdapat 29 kasus pelanggaran laut berat,...
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