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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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Dry Fun in Raja Ampat by Jessica Hunggar

Dry Fun in Raja Ampat by Jessica Hunggar I often receive questions from people who are curious about what to do between dives or on non-diving days in Raja Ampat. While Raja Ampat is the ultimate...
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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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Venu Island, home of the “Ambassador” of Kaimana’s Seas by Nita Johana

Venu Island, home of the “Ambassador” of Kaimana’s Seas by Nita Johana   Nesting beach protection The waves hit the shore, accompanied by strong winds sweeping the small white...
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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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Pulau Venu, Rumah si “Duta” laut dari Kaimana by Nita Johana

Pulau Venu, Rumah si “Duta” laut dari Kaimana by Nita Johana  Perlindungan Pantai peneluran Penyu Ombak menerjang bibir pantai, disertai angin kencang menyapu pasir putih pulau dengan luas tiga...
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