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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

World’s Largest Stingray Species Discovered in Raja Ampat? by Alex Lindbloom I’m a photographer for Mermaid Liveaboards, in April of 2014 we were diving at the dive site called Blue Magic...
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Goby Gold-new finding after years of observing! by Dr. Gerald Allen

Goby Gold-new finding after years of observing! by Dr. Gerald Allen   One of the great things about fish watching/photography is that you never know what the next dive will bring. I’m...
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Famed photographer, Roger Steene, releases his Magnum Opus!

Famed photographer, Roger Steene, releases his Magnum Opus! If you have ever looked at a tropical reef fish ID book it’s likely that Roger Steene’s name is on the cover.  Roger, an...
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Raja Ampat police nab Vietnam-flagged fishing boat

Raja Ampat police nab Vietnam-flagged fishing boat The link below is to the Jakarta-based Antaranews article about the recent capture of a Vietnamese illegal fishing boat in Raja Ampat.  The boat...
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Tulisan dari TNC: Seorang mitra BHS

Link berikut ini ke berbagai pos kegiatan TNC dalam BHS The following are links to TNC articles about the BHS   Post 1: Hasil Monitoring: Ikan Hiu di Perairan Misool Menignkat   Post 2:...
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