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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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LATEST NEWS

Damien Mauric wins Gold in the 2017 DEEP Indonesia Photo Competition plus much more…

The winners of the 2017 DEEP Indonesia Photo Contest were recently announced and Damien Mauric‘s image from Raja Ampat took GOLD in the Reefscape category.  Damien kindly shares with us that image, plus a few others, along with a bit of background on his life journey plus the story behind his award winning image. Additionally Damien’s work is featured in the newest BHS Gallery...
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The Good, the Bad & the Very UGLY by Mark Strickland

The Good, the Bad & the Very UGLY by Mark Strickland The Good I recently returned from leading a 10-day live-aboard voyage to one of my favorite dive destinations – Raja Ampat. As on previous trips, we were very impressed with the spectacular scenery above and below the surface, as well as the abundance of marine life. From tiny pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs to massive mantas, we...
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Maps Updated and New Site Maps Added

Maps Updated As many of you know, we have recently updated the site. One of the new features can be found in the very popular Maps section.  On first glance the regional maps will not look different but they now have a zoom feature, a major improvement.  One of the problems with the original maps was the dive flags appeared to be on top off each other when the respective site’s...
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Status of Sea Turtle populations and its conservation in the Bird’s Head Seascape by Tapilatu, Wona, Batubara

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Status of Sea Turtle populations and its conservation in the Bird’s Head Seascape by Ricardo Tapilatu, Hengki Wona, and Petrous Batubara This document originally appeared in the scientific Journal of Biological Diversity, Biodiversitas. The document covers the latest research on the population, breeding, foraging and migration of several species of sea turtles throughout the...
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Snorkeling in the Bird’s Head by Ethan Daniels, Tim Rock, Kerri Bingham, & Jones/Shimlock

Snorkeling in the Bird’s Head by Ethan Daniels, Tim Rock, Kerri Bingham & Jones/Shimlock From the site Administrators-Jones & Shimlock As with many destinations it’s intrepid divers who do the pioneering.  This is certainly true for Raja Ampat and the Bird’s Head Seascape.  But as a destination becomes publicized, then popularized, other would-be visitors become...
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