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Diving With Pygmy Seahorses by Dr. Richard Smith

 Diving With Pygmy Seahorses by Dr. Richard Smith Dr. Smith is a frequent contributor to the site.  His dissertation was on Pygmy Seahorses so he knows a thing or two about these delicate...
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Misool Eco Resort-April/May Newsletter

The amazing folks who are Misool Eco Resort are real BHS heros.  Besides managing a world class resort, they work very hard protecting the environment and helping the locals. Their newsletters...
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Socialization on the Tariff to Support Environmental Service in Raja Ampat by Carla Kerstan

Socialization on the Tariff to Support Environmental Service in Raja Ampat  by Carla Kerstan On the 25th February 2015, the Raja Ampat government hosted a tourism socialization event at the...
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New endemic Cardinalfish described from Bird’s Head by MV Erdmann Ph. D.

New endemic Cardinalfish described from Bird’s Head by MV Erdmann Ph. D. Back in December 2014, I posted a photo of a strange new cardinalfish from Sebakor Bay in FakFak that appeared to be...
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BHS SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM by Carla Kerstan

BHS SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM by Carla Kerstan   From 2015-2017, the Birds Head Seascape conservation program will provide funds of up to $20,000 per grantee to support local communities and...
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Saving the last stronghold of the Pacific leatherback

Saving the last stronghold of the Pacific leatherback This post is one of a series on projects supported by the Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF). Through MCAF, the Aquarium...
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Open for Business: TRITON BAY DIVERS by Jimmy Thai

Open for Business: TRITON BAY DIVERS by Jimmy Thai  “Per Ardua”.  Is Latin for “through adversity”, which is the name of one of our visiting yachts.  It is also a very fitting...
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“SS Payback”-Newest Wreck Dive in Raja Ampat by Laura Leersnyder

Newest Wreck Dive in Raja Ampat by Laura Leersnyder Photos by Laura Leersnyder and Kaelyn Lynch and Conservation International Location: S 0 26.989  E 130 48.212 (near Saonek Island) At Wicked...
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BHS Fish List tops 1750!! by Mark Erdmann Ph. D.

BHS Fish List tops 1750!! by MV Erdmann PH. D. After 15 years of intensive ichthyological research in Raja Ampat and the broader Bird’s Head, one might reasonably assume that the rate of...
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