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Komodo Topside, the Pet Family and The Seven Seas

6 – 18 August 2009 We spent 12 wonderful days diving with the entire Pet family and their friends onboard The Seven Seas, a super luxurious dive live aboard operating all over the best sites of Indonesia. It was Lida Pet-Soede’s much awaited vacation and it was perfect to share this time with her. Lida […]

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The Different Marine Habitats of Komodo National Park

6 – 24 August 2009 It is very interesting that mangroves and seagrass beds do not hold as much tourist attraction as flamboyant coral reefs. Fair enough as coral reefs are magical and full of variety of shapes and animals. But there is beauty in each ecosystem – so much so that we have this […]

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Underwater Wilderness – Komodo National Park

6 – 22 August 2009 S8 27.213 E119 33.654 – achorage for Crystal & Castle Rock, North Komodo S8 47.133 E119 40.207 Horseshoe Bay Cannibal Rock, South Rinca S8 44.499 E119 25.217 Manta Alley, South Komodo S8 41.020 E119 33.978 Padar Island S8 26.339 E119 27.009 Batu Moncho, Beru Peninsula S8 08.647 E119 01.660 Pulau […]

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Mr. Linder

In the beginning of our journey, we knew part of this expedition was going to be about food. About eating. But it was far from our minds to eat well in Jamursbamedi. In fact, we thought we were going to survive on instant noodles or instant anything, as this was by far the most remote […]

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Bali, Indonesia: Hope in Paradise

By Alya B. Honsasan IT was serendipitous that an important meeting of Coral Triangle partners was going on in Bali at the same time we visited, as scientists, conservation experts, and government representatives from all over the world gathered to work out plans of action. That meant that a whole battery of experts was ready […]

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More Leatherback Turtles and Faces of Papuan Kids

24 – 29 July 2009 S0 21.590 E132 32.088 – Batu Rumah S0 21.556 E132 33.540 – Warmamedi For the next four nights, we consistently saw two leatherback turtles laying eggs. We didn’t have as many companions now as the first night, and we developed some sort of nightly ritual.  A long boat (dugout canoe […]

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Remote Expedition to West Papua, Indonesia

23 – 29 July 2009 S0 44.182 E131 34.905 – Um Island S0 21.590 E132 32.088 – Batu Rumah We have been planning this part of our expedition since before we left Australia for Asia four months ago. When we found out that WWF Indonesia had a project site for leatherback turtles, we zeroed in […]

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