The CORAL TRIANGLE is the underwater equivalent of the Amazon. It encompasses an area half the size of the United States and harbours more marine species than anywhere else on the planet. Come explore the Coral Triangle with us.
Apr 17, 2015 Will Milliard/Johnny Langenheim
HUNTING WHALES WITH HOMEMADE HARPOONS & DIVING WITH SEA NOMADS
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A new exhibition at the Natural History Museum showcases the splendour and colour of coral reefs. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia, these are the best dive and snorkelling spots to see them for yourself
What's it like to hunt whales with a homemade harpoon? To dive with sea nomads? In new BBC documentary Hunters of the South Seas, explorer & presenter Will Milliard lives with 3 incredible Coral Triangle communities. Check out our interview and some amazing images from the production. First episode airs on BBC 2 this Sunday and will later air in Australia. #huntersofthesouthseas #bbcdoc
Writer, explorer and presenter Will Milliard recently spent months living with three fascinating communities in the Coral Triangle for the BBC series Hunters of the Coral Triangle. The Englishman spent time with a Bajau Laut sea nomad community off Sulawesi Island, the traditional whale hunters of L…
A recent Conservation International sponsored survey has just discovered yet more species in the fertile Bird's Head Seascape off Papua - the world's bullseye of marine biodiversity. The fish list now tops 1750 - well over 1/3 of all species found in the Indo Pacific region. Read the full story over on the Bird's Head Seascape site.
After 15 years of intensive ichthyological research in Raja Ampat and the broader Bird’s Head, one might reasonably assume that the rate of discovery of new fish species would decline significantly and that the overall diversity count would plateau. Amazingly, the Bird’s Head continues to defy logic…
In Raja Ampat, community rangers are stopping illegal fishing - a Vietnamese fishing vessel was capture and scuppered and its crew handed jail terms and fines. And this is just the latest win for the world's epicentre of marine biodiversity - a conservation success story. Read more of this story at…
A manta ray drops in on a #catlinseaviewsurvey diver operating the 360 degree camera the team is using to map coral reefs around the world. This shot was taken in Komodo - Catlin recently completed surveys in some of the richest reefs in the #coraltriangle - Amazon of the Oceans. The baseline data is an important step in understanding just what's happening to the world's reefs and what we need to do to safeguard them.
Newly published satellite images show that China is quickly reclaiming land around a submerged reef within what the Philippines says is its exclusive economic zone, with several dredgers in operation and seawalls built....
Over 40 women, including university students, attended a talk on the important role of women in nature conservation organized by the Coral Triangle Initiative of Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) Women Leaders Forum in partnership with WWF-Malaysia.
It's every diver's dream to swim with majestic manta rays. But when it's in a soup of plastic trash, the dream turns to heartbreak...more poignant images by photographer @nickpumphrey & full story over on the website.
It's every divers dream to swim with manta rays...which makes these images taken off the coast of Nusa Lembongan Island, Bali all the more heartbreaking... Read more of this story at http://thecoraltriangle.com
If you've been to Semporna in Malyasian Borneo, you'll know this converted oil rig dive resort w/ amazing diving right underneath. Nice to see resource extraction transformed into dive tourism in the heart of the #coraltriangle
The world's coral reefs could be gone in a matter of decades. Saving them will require real change and commitment - and it will be the next generation that will have to face up to the real crisis. CONSUMING CORAL REEFS is a fascinating and informative new book for students & educators that aims to give young people all over the world the knowledge and resources they need to become reef protectors in the future. Because healthy reefs mean healthy lives. Head over to the Kickstarter Page below and help them raise the funds necessary to bring this vital project to life!