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Study: Aerial drones capture manta ray behaviors in thriving population

By Kiley Price

April 1, 2021
Conservation News spoke to a manta ray expert at Conservation International about the findings of his new research — from promising pregnancies to drone discoveries to acrobatic feeding behaviors.
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Indonesian province leaps ahead in conservation

By Olivia DeSmit

March 25, 2019
The government of the province of West Papua announced legislation establishing it as Indonesia’s first “conservation province.”
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The doctor is in: Indonesia’s whale sharks get annual check-up

By Abraham Sianipar

September 28, 2017
In Indonesia, scientists give whale sharks “physicals” — measuring, tagging and taking blood samples underwater, in 30 minutes — to assess the health of both the species and the surrounding waters.
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Update: What we’re learning about the world’s largest fish

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

August 1, 2017
Two years into a whale shark tracking program, scientists are learning new facts about the world’s largest fish.
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Lessons learned in the ‘Kingdom of Fishes’

By Victor Nikijuluw

July 5, 2017
For a decade, CI Indonesia has been working in the Kaimana region to restore the health of the ocean and the well-being of the community.
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