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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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Eyes on the Prize words and images by Thomas Haider

Eyes on the Prize words and images by Thomas Haider The following article is reprinted with the author’s permission.  It originally appeared in the magazine Action Asia. THE FISHERMEN OF CENDERAWASIH Bay, on the north coast of western New Guinea, spend much of their lives on floating bamboo platforms called bagans. Among their quarry are tiny ikan puri, anchovies, netted by the to...
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Discovering Raja Ampat’s Manta Rays: A Long Journey, Begun with a Single Step by Rafid Shidqi

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Discovering Raja Ampat’s Manta Rays: A Long Journey, Begun with a Single Step by Rafid Shidqi Administrators note: Before beginning this story I would like to introduce the BHS audience to Rafid.  He’s from South Tangerang, on the island of Java and has recently completed his studies in Marine Science at the University of Jenderal Soedirman, Purwokerto Central Java.  Last May he became...
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Misool Eco Resort’s Latest News

Missol Eco Resort’s Fall Newsletter   It’s the start of a new season at Misool. On 16th September, we reopened and welcomed guests to start a new year of transformation experiences and barefoot luxury, nestled deep in the heart of biodiversity.  And we are now starting the countdown to our 10-year anniversary in October 2018.  Stay tuned for more clues on that! Misool kitchen...
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BIRD’S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES Vol 5: RAJA RARITIES by Dr. Richard Smith

BIRD’S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES Vol 5: RAJA RARITIES By Dr Richard Smith – www.OceanRealmImages.com The Bird’s Head Seascape is often touted as the epicentre of global marine biodiversity, and its reefs are truly something to behold. It is undoubtedly one of my favourite places on the planet to dive, and I am still amazed that every time I visit I encounter creatures I’ve never...
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First Successful Wild Whale Shark Health Assessments Performed

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First Successful Wild Whale Shark Health Assessments Performed For the first time ever, scientists from the Georgia Aquarium, working with Conservation International and UNIPA (University of Papua) successfully performed health assessments, including collecting blood and biological samples, taking measurements and attaching satellite tracking tags, to a population of wild whale sharks – the...
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