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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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“Frantic Jack”, a new Triton Bay dive site by Graham Abbott (with images and commentary by Burt Jones)

“Frantic Jack”, a new Triton Bay dive site by Graham Abbott (with images and commentary by Burt Jones) Location: West Aiduma S 03 59.018 E 134 04.974 The first time I dived here there were masses of jacks that frantically surrounded me, hence the name. Suitable for all divers though only accessible on the calm open ocean days which are not all that frequent in this area and this...
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Spatial Ecology and Conservation of Manta birostris (Oceanic manta) by various reseachers

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Spatial Ecology and Conservation of Manta birostris (Oceanic manta) by J. D. Stewart, C. S. Beale, D. Fernando, A. B. Sianipar, R. S. Burton, B. X. Semmens, O. Aburto-Oropeza From the scientific journal Biological Conservation  Understanding distribution, movement and population connectivity is critical to creating an effective management and conservation strategy for mantas.  This article...
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A New Name on the List by Alex Lindbloom with commentary by Tierney Thys

A New Name on the List by Alex Lindbloom The list of marine species documented for the Bird’s Head Seascape, which includes coral, reef fish, as well as sharks & rays, is the largest in the world. With well over 3000 species, the Bird’s Head Seascape is the epicenter of marine biodiversity. The list isn’t complete however, and it seems to grow a little longer every week...
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Raja Ampat – Misool Bluewater Shark Baitball Video by Shawn Heinrichs

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Raja Ampat – Misool Bluewater Shark Baitball Video By Shawn Heinrichs View the video: https://youtu.be/ERzw8ByI3PM There has been so much to celebrate about the astounding recovery of reefs, reef fish and reef sharks within the Misool Marine Reserve located in Southeast Raja Ampat, Indonesia over the past decade, primarily due to the steadfast enforcement work of Misool’s community...
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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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