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“The Coral Sings of Hope” by Katie Rose Gurkin

Administrator’s note: “Katie Rose” Gurkin (full name: Katherine Rose Maurine Victoria Gurkin) is our god child.  She and her parents recently traveled with us to Misool Eco...
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Misool Foundation May 2020 Newsletter

Misool Eco Resort may not be open but their Misool Foundation is still working for Raja. Highlights from their May 2020 Newsletter include: Poachers in the Misool Marine Reserve: Why Covid-19...
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100 Dives in Raja, Part 2 (liveaboard based) by Alex Mustard

Administrator’s note: Alex has been a friend and contributor to the BHS site since first visiting the region in 2006.  He recently returned from two trips: one land-based, which gave him a...
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100 Dives in Raja Ampat, Part 1 (land-based) by Alex Mustard

Administrator’s note: Alex has been a friend and contributor to the BHS site since first visiting the region in 2006.  He recently returned from two trips: one land-based, which gave him a...
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Raja Ampat by William Tan

Administrators note: While the virus wind rages none of us are able to do what we love…dive in Raja Ampat!  While we are away, and all social distancing, we thought it would be inspiring to...
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Misool Resort “Virus Times”, an Update

Administrators note: Everything in the BHS is shut down.  But the work goes on.  This is another installment in our series of what is going on in Raja and the BHS while the virus wind rages...
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Rare Mantis Shrimp sighted in Raja Ampat! by Dr. Thomas Haider

Dr. Haider’s most recent email began with these words: “During these hard times maybe it would be nice to show the world the rare wonders of the Birds Head Seascape!!!! So I thought,...
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Life on a (Sea) Pen by Maurine Shimlock and Burt Jones

On one of my first night dives “many” years ago, I saw what looked like a feather or an old-fashioned quill pen sticking out of the substrate.   Being a novice diver, I was so...
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