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Amid widespread coral bleaching, this reef is thriving

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

June 21, 2016
Already adapted to major temperature fluctuations, some Indonesian reefs may be better prepared for climate change than others.
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Lights, camera, coral: Under the sea, behind the scenes with a VR film crew

By Molly Bergen

June 20, 2016
Learn the story behind the filming of “Valen’s Reef,” Conservation International’s first virtual reality film.
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Indonesia gives mantas a new ‘ray of hope’

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

February 20, 2014
Encouraged by their value for tourism, Indonesia has granted full protection for both species of manta ray.
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Manta ray research boosts smart policies and ecotourism in Indonesia

By Shawn Heinrichs

December 17, 2013
Guest blogger Shawn Heinrichs shares tales from a recent manta ray expedition.
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Raja Ampat launches Indonesia’s first shark sanctuary

By Matthew Fox

February 21, 2013
Earlier this week, the regency government of West Papua’s Raja Ampat archipelago took the bold step of declaring its entire 46,000 square-kilometer (almost 18,000 square-mile) marine domain a shark sanctuary — Indonesia’s first.
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