BHS Fact Sheet 2008
Two recent biological surveys highlighted not only the amazing diversity of marine habitats and species in the Seascape, but also how little we know about these underwater life forms. The surveys uncovered as many as 56 new species of fish, coral and mantis shrimp in less than 6 weeks! Perhaps even more stunning for a Seascape of
this relatively small size, up to 50 of the new species appear to be endemic to the Bird’s Head Seascape—found no where else in the world.