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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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Mapia Atoll – The Next Jewel in the BHS MPA Network? by Mark Erdmann & Ricardo Tapilatu

We first learned of Mapia Atoll from legendary Indonesian dive guide Larry Smith; Larry used to visit the atoll regularly with the liveaboard Cehili back in the early 90’s, and he raved about the huge fish schools, abundant sharks and generally beautiful crystal clear visibility. Sadly, the Taiwanese live reef food fish vessels reached the remote atoll (located about 100 nautical miles north...
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THE WORLD BENEATH: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures & Coral Reefs by Dr. Richard Smith

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Richard Smith’s book is now available.  Not only is Richard a very frequent traveler to the BHS, he is also a frequent contributor to the website.  Many of you will recognize his name as the author of his ongoing “Bird’s Head-Natural History Notes” series. Most of what we know about pygmy seahorses is thanks to Richard.  His PhD...
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Announcing the Bird’s Head Seascape Manta ID Photo Contest

The more mantas we know, the more we will know about mantas! Help the BHS Mantas and win the trip of a lifetime aboard one of Indonesia’s premiere liveaboards. In commemoration of the BHS Manta ID Database’s 1000thentry, the BHS has decided to run a contest.  The grand prize will go to the person who submits the most distinct manta ID images. Additionally the grand prize winner, along with...
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Bird's Head Seascape Governmental AuthoritiesPemerintah Propinsi Papua Barat (Province of West Papua)Kementerian Kehutanan Republik Indonesia (Department of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia)Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan Republik Indonesia (National Ministry for Marine Affairs and Fisheries)Kabupaten Raja Ampat (Raja Ampat Regency)Kabupaten Kaimana (Kaimana Regency)Kabupaten Tambrauw (Tambrauw Regency)Kabupaten Nabire (Nabire Regency)Kabupaten Teluk Wondama (Wondama Bay Regency)Taman Nasional Teluk Cenderawasih (Cenderawasih Bay National Park)