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My Best Dive…so far! by Jeff Lemelin

My Best Dive…so far! by Jeff Lemelin The ocean’s surface was calm with shades of deep blue and green melting together as our tender headed to the dive site in Misool, Raja Ampat. I...
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Indonesia Takes Tough Stance in Fighting Illegal Fishing

Indonesia Takes Tough Stance in Fighting Illegal Fishing Since assuming office in November as president of this vast sweep of about 18,000 islands, Joko Widodo has made the development of the...
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Species named to commemorate departed heroes of the Bird’s Head by Dr. MV Erdmann

Species named to commemorate departed heroes of the Bird’s Head by Dr. MV Erdmann As this year draws to a close, it seems appropriate to reflect upon and commemorate the contributions of...
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Blogs from WWF (a Bird’s Head Seascape partner)

Links to WWF blogs, on their activities in Taman Nasional Teluk Cenderawasih Blog 1: Alam dan Budaya dalam Satu Petualangan Blog 2: Lagi, Spesies ‘Aneh’ Muncul di Teluk Wondama Blog 3: Semangat...
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Pulau Venu, Rumah si “Duta” laut dari Kaimana by Nita Johana

Pulau Venu, Rumah si “Duta” laut dari Kaimana by Nita Johana  Perlindungan Pantai peneluran Penyu Ombak menerjang bibir pantai, disertai angin kencang menyapu pasir putih pulau dengan luas tiga...
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Venu Island, home of the “Ambassador” of Kaimana’s Seas by Nita Johana

Venu Island, home of the “Ambassador” of Kaimana’s Seas by Nita Johana   Nesting beach protection The waves hit the shore, accompanied by strong winds sweeping the small white...
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Dr. Gerry Allen lives to Dive and Count Fish, Part 1

Dr. Gerry Allen lives to Dive and Count Fish, Part 1  This is the first of a three-part interview with Dr. Gerald Allen, one of the world’s foremost ichthyologists. Gerry dives frequently in the...
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New MMAF-CI-SEAA manta tagging program launched by Mark Erdmann

New MMAF-CI-SEAA manta tagging program launched by Mark Erdmann   September marks the official launch of a new nation-wide manta ray tagging program led by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and...
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The Indonesian Throughflow: Fifteen Thousand Rivers by David Pickell

The Indonesian Throughflow: The Fifteen Thousand Rivers If Indonesia did not exist, the earth’s day would be significantly shorter than the approximately twenty-four hours to which we have become...
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Indonesia Gives Mantas A New ‘Ray of Hope’

This post was originally published on Conservation International’s blog, Human Nature. Mark Erdmann has been working closely with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries on...
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