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Come aboard and join the Raja Ampat Expedition! Follow two of the Conservancy's top scientists. #raja2011

Come aboard and join the Raja Ampat Expedition! Follow two of the Conservancy's top scientists. #raja2011

From November 15-30, Nature Conservancy scientist Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai (Get live updates @smangubhai #raja2011 ) and I — Dr. Joanne Wilson — are conducting a monitoring expedition to Indonesia’s Raja Ampat (meaning, in Bahasa Indonesian, “the Four Kings”). We’re sailing off with a wealth of questions about how to best protect one of the world’s most spectacular marine environments. The trip should yield answers to these questions — and it should also yield some great stories, stunning images and on-location footage. Technology permitting, we’ll be posting all those things and more right here on this blog over the next several weeks. We hope you’ll bookmark this page so we can share our progress and findings with you. Come aboard and join the expedition. Learn how you can support our work . The 4 Kings in 15 Days November 15, 2011 We’re journeying to the global center of ...

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2011/11/follow-the-raja-ampat-expe...

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Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Coral Galore

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Coral Galore

blog.nature.org 28 Nov '11, 3am

One of the challenges of working in the global center of marine biodiversity is that there are more than 550 coral species...