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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Landscape of sponges on the seafloor. 3D model available, D: 22 m, Anne Sophie’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Landscape of sponges on the seafloor. 3D model available, D: 22 m, Anne Sophie’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Landscape of sponges on the seafloor. 3D model available, D: 22 m, Anne Sophie’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sponges and Gorgonian fans on reef wall. Stitched image, D: 17 m, Joelle’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sponges and Gorgonian fans on reef wall. Stitched image, D: 17 m, Joelle’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sponges and Gorgonian fans on reef wall. Stitched image, D: 17 m, Joelle’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral and reef fish (vertical view), D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral and reef fish (vertical view), D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral and reef fish (vertical view), D: 5 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral and reef fish, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral and reef fish, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral and reef fish, D: 5 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral and reef fish, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral and reef fish, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral and reef fish, D: 5 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point Pristine fore reef Branching Coral Zone, D: 5 m, papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point Pristine fore reef Branching Coral Zone, D: 5 m, papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point Pristine fore reef Branching Coral Zone, D: 5 m, papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral (Acropora spp, Seriatopora sp.) and reef fish Branching Coral Zone, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral (Acropora spp, Seriatopora sp.) and reef fish Branching Coral Zone, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef with many species of of stone coral (Acropora spp, Seriatopora sp.) and reef fish Branching Coral Zone, D: 5 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef, Stitched panorama 14000 x 5900 px, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef, Stitched panorama 14000 x 5900 px, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef, Stitched panorama 14000 x 5900 px, D: 5 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef, Stitched panorama 19855 x 8082 px, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef, Stitched panorama 19855 x 8082 px, D: 5 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay Pristine fore reef, Stitched panorama 19855 x 8082 px, D: 5 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay, D: 30 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay, D: 30 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Oto Reef or Otto’s Point, Kimbe Bay, D: 30 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Back Reef with small lagoon, red sea fan (Melithaea sp), Restorf Island, Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, D: 1 m, stitched panorama 10534 x 4906 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Back Reef with small lagoon, red sea fan (Melithaea sp), Restorf Island, Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, D: 1 m, stitched panorama 10534 x 4906 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Back Reef with small lagoon, red sea fan (Melithaea sp), Restorf Island, Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, D: 1 m, stitched panorama 10534 x 4906 px© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Table coral (Acropora sp.) and Damselfish (Pomacentridae), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef D: 4 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Table coral (Acropora sp.) and Damselfish (Pomacentridae), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef D: 4 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Table coral (Acropora sp.) and Damselfish (Pomacentridae), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef D: 4 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Gorgonian sea fans (red: Melithaea sp), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 12 m, papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Gorgonian sea fans (red: Melithaea sp), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 12 m, papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Gorgonian sea fans (red: Melithaea sp), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 12 m, papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Gorgonian sea fans (red: Melithaea sp), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 12 m, papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Gorgonian sea fans (red: Melithaea sp), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 12 m, papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Gorgonian sea fans (red: Melithaea sp), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 12 m, papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Invertebrate marine life: molluscs, sponges, gorgonians, hard coral (yellow, front Acropora sp.; backgnd: Porites sp.) The cockscomb oyster, Lopha cristagalli, is a species of marine bivalve molluscs in the family Ostreidae. Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 22 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Invertebrate marine life: molluscs, sponges, gorgonians, hard coral (yellow, front Acropora sp.; backgnd: Porites sp.) The cockscomb oyster, Lopha cristagalli, is a species of marine bivalve molluscs in the family Ostreidae. Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 22 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Invertebrate marine life: molluscs, sponges, gorgonians, hard coral (yellow, front Acropora sp.; backgnd: Porites sp.) The cockscomb oyster, Lopha cristagalli, is a species of marine bivalve molluscs in the family Ostreidae. Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 22 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sandy channel with Whip Corals (Junceella sp), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 22 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sandy channel with Whip Corals (Junceella sp), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 22 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sandy channel with Whip Corals (Junceella sp), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 22 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Elephant Ear Sponge (Ianthella basta), Red Sea Whip Corals, Gorgonian, stone corals, Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 13 m, Papua New Guinea, stitched panorama 11958 x 5377 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Elephant Ear Sponge (Ianthella basta), Red Sea Whip Corals, Gorgonian, stone corals, Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 13 m, Papua New Guinea, stitched panorama 11958 x 5377 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Elephant Ear Sponge (Ianthella basta), Red Sea Whip Corals, Gorgonian, stone corals, Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 13 m, Papua New Guinea, stitched panorama 11958 x 5377 px© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Elephant Ear Sponge (Ianthella basta), Red Sea Whip Corals (Ellisella ceratophyta), Blue-Gold Fusiliers (Caesio teres), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef D: 12 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Elephant Ear Sponge (Ianthella basta), Red Sea Whip Corals (Ellisella ceratophyta), Blue-Gold Fusiliers (Caesio teres), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef D: 12 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Elephant Ear Sponge (Ianthella basta), Red Sea Whip Corals (Ellisella ceratophyta), Blue-Gold Fusiliers (Caesio teres), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef D: 12 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Barrel sponges (Xestospongia testudinaria), Red Sea Whip Corals (Ellisella ceratophyta), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 12 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Barrel sponges (Xestospongia testudinaria), Red Sea Whip Corals (Ellisella ceratophyta), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 12 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Barrel sponges (Xestospongia testudinaria), Red Sea Whip Corals (Ellisella ceratophyta), Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, D: 12 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Huge Elephant Ear Sponge (Ianthella basta) of approx. 2,5 m height. Typically found on coral reefs in areas with rapid water flows. D: 12 m Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Huge Elephant Ear Sponge (Ianthella basta) of approx. 2,5 m height. Typically found on coral reefs in areas with rapid water flows. D: 12 m Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Huge Elephant Ear Sponge (Ianthella basta) of approx. 2,5 m height. Typically found on coral reefs in areas with rapid water flows. D: 12 m Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Ancient lava flow, small Cauliflower corals, D: 3 m, Anne Sophie’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Ancient lava flow, small Cauliflower corals, D: 3 m, Anne Sophie’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Ancient lava flow, small Cauliflower corals, D: 3 m, Anne Sophie’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Swarm of Commerson's anchovies (Stolephorus commersonnii), Divers: (r) Miriam Giru, dive guide / Walindi Plant. and Jörn auf dem Kampe, GEO staff writer & editor, D: 20 m Joelle’s Reef, Kimbe Bay Deep fore reef, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Swarm of Commerson's anchovies (Stolephorus commersonnii), Divers: (r) Miriam Giru, dive guide / Walindi Plant. and Jörn auf dem Kampe, GEO staff writer & editor, D: 20 m Joelle’s Reef, Kimbe Bay Deep fore reef, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Swarm of Commerson's anchovies (Stolephorus commersonnii), Divers: (r) Miriam Giru, dive guide / Walindi Plant. and Jörn auf dem Kampe, GEO staff writer & editor, D: 20 m Joelle’s Reef, Kimbe Bay Deep fore reef, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sponges and Swarm of Commerson's anchovies (Stolephorus commersonnii), D: 20 m Joelle’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sponges and Swarm of Commerson's anchovies (Stolephorus commersonnii), D: 20 m Joelle’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sponges and Swarm of Commerson's anchovies (Stolephorus commersonnii), D: 20 m Joelle’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sponges, small table coral and anemones cover the top of the seamount at approx 20 m depth, Diver: Jörn a.d.Kampe/GEO, D: 20 m, Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Stitched image 7825 x 5280 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sponges, small table coral and anemones cover the top of the seamount at approx 20 m depth, Diver: Jörn a.d.Kampe/GEO, D: 20 m, Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Stitched image 7825 x 5280 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Sponges, small table coral and anemones cover the top of the seamount at approx 20 m depth, Diver: Jörn a.d.Kampe/GEO, D: 20 m, Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Stitched image 7825 x 5280 px© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Napoleon or Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), hiding under staghorn coral (Acropora sp.). The Napoleon wrasse is long-lived, but has a very slow breeding rate. Individuals become sexually mature at four to six years, and. Males are typically larger than females and are capable of reaching lengths of up to 2 m and weighing up to 180 kg. Females are known to live for around 50 years.live for around 50 years. D: 22 m, Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Napoleon or Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), hiding under staghorn coral (Acropora sp.). The Napoleon wrasse is long-lived, but has a very slow breeding rate. Individuals become sexually mature at four to six years, and. Males are typically larger than females and are capable of reaching lengths of up to 2 m and weighing up to 180 kg. Females are known to live for around 50 years.live for around 50 years. D: 22 m, Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Napoleon or Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), hiding under staghorn coral (Acropora sp.). The Napoleon wrasse is long-lived, but has a very slow breeding rate. Individuals become sexually mature at four to six years, and. Males are typically larger than females and are capable of reaching lengths of up to 2 m and weighing up to 180 kg. Females are known to live for around 50 years.live for around 50 years. D: 22 m, Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Isolated reef rises from considerable depths to forty-five feet (14 meters) below the surface. As with Bradford Shoals, the basic reef structure is primarily composed of flat plates and mounds of non-staghorn corals. In addition there are also large stands of a grayish soft coral, probably Nephthya. From the bare patch at its crest (15-25m depth) , the reef falls away in sheer vertical walls, D: 31 m, Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Isolated reef rises from considerable depths to forty-five feet (14 meters) below the surface. As with Bradford Shoals, the basic reef structure is primarily composed of flat plates and mounds of non-staghorn corals. In addition there are also large stands of a grayish soft coral, probably Nephthya. From the bare patch at its crest (15-25m depth) , the reef falls away in sheer vertical walls, D: 31 m, Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Isolated reef rises from considerable depths to forty-five feet (14 meters) below the surface. As with Bradford Shoals, the basic reef structure is primarily composed of flat plates and mounds of non-staghorn corals. In addition there are also large stands of a grayish soft coral, probably Nephthya. From the bare patch at its crest (15-25m depth) , the reef falls away in sheer vertical walls, D: 31 m, Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Shool of bigeye trevallies (Caranx sexfasciatus). The reef slopes downward from its twin summits to a lip at about 27 m, after which the drop is vertical, D: 27 m Bradford Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Shool of bigeye trevallies (Caranx sexfasciatus). The reef slopes downward from its twin summits to a lip at about 27 m, after which the drop is vertical, D: 27 m Bradford Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Shool of bigeye trevallies (Caranx sexfasciatus). The reef slopes downward from its twin summits to a lip at about 27 m, after which the drop is vertical, D: 27 m Bradford Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Shool of bigeye trevallies (Caranx sexfasciatus), also known as the bigeye jack, great trevally, six-banded trevally and dusky jack, D: 11 m Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Shool of bigeye trevallies (Caranx sexfasciatus), also known as the bigeye jack, great trevally, six-banded trevally and dusky jack, D: 11 m Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Shool of bigeye trevallies (Caranx sexfasciatus), also known as the bigeye jack, great trevally, six-banded trevally and dusky jack, D: 11 m Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Blackfin Barracudas (Sphyraena qenie, Syn Chevron Barrakudas, Blacktail Barracuda) The reef slopes downward from its twin summits to a lip at about 27 m, after which the drop is vertical. P: 27 m Bradford Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Blackfin Barracudas (Sphyraena qenie, Syn Chevron Barrakudas, Blacktail Barracuda) The reef slopes downward from its twin summits to a lip at about 27 m, after which the drop is vertical. P: 27 m Bradford Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Blackfin Barracudas (Sphyraena qenie, Syn Chevron Barrakudas, Blacktail Barracuda) The reef slopes downward from its twin summits to a lip at about 27 m, after which the drop is vertical. P: 27 m Bradford Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), D: 10 m, North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), D: 10 m, North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), D: 10 m, North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis) on reef wall, D: 24 m North Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis) on reef wall, D: 24 m North Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis) on reef wall, D: 24 m North Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) attached to reef wall, sponges, feather stars (Crinoids), red whip fan corals, D: 20 m North Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) attached to reef wall, sponges, feather stars (Crinoids), red whip fan corals, D: 20 m North Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) attached to reef wall, sponges, feather stars (Crinoids), red whip fan corals, D: 20 m North Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Barrel sponge

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Éponge en baril (Xestospongia testudinaria) sur le tombant, P: 20 m au nord du récif Ema dans la baie de Kimbe, en Papouasie-Nouvelle-GuinéeTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Éponge en baril (Xestospongia testudinaria) sur le tombant, P: 20 m au nord du récif Ema dans la baie de Kimbe, en Papouasie-Nouvelle-GuinéeTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Éponge en baril (Xestospongia testudinaria) sur le tombant, P: 20 m au nord du récif Ema dans la baie de Kimbe, en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Red sea fan (Melithaea genus), D: 18 m North Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Red sea fan (Melithaea genus), D: 18 m North Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Red sea fan (Melithaea genus), D: 18 m North Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Golden Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon aureus), sponges, Gorgonians, whip corals, D: 34 m South Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Golden Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon aureus), sponges, Gorgonians, whip corals, D: 34 m South Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Golden Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon aureus), sponges, Gorgonians, whip corals, D: 34 m South Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Golden Damselfish

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Underwater cave, soft coral, Gorgonians and sponges stitched panorama 9200 x 5190 px, D: 35 m South Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Underwater cave, soft coral, Gorgonians and sponges stitched panorama 9200 x 5190 px, D: 35 m South Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Underwater cave, soft coral, Gorgonians and sponges stitched panorama 9200 x 5190 px, D: 35 m South Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Diver: Jonathan Lancelot, Tara dive operator and hyperbaric chief, D: 15 m Outer reef, near Banban Island Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Diver: Jonathan Lancelot, Tara dive operator and hyperbaric chief, D: 15 m Outer reef, near Banban Island Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Diver: Jonathan Lancelot, Tara dive operator and hyperbaric chief, D: 15 m Outer reef, near Banban Island Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Diver: Jonathan Lancelot,

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Diver: Jonathan Lancelot, Tara dive operator and hyperbaric chief, D: 15 m Outer reef, near Banban Island Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Diver: Jonathan Lancelot, Tara dive operator and hyperbaric chief, D: 15 m Outer reef, near Banban Island Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Diver: Jonathan Lancelot, Tara dive operator and hyperbaric chief, D: 15 m Outer reef, near Banban Island Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), partial bleaching visible on table corals stitched image 11250 x 5604 px, D: 15 m Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), partial bleaching visible on table corals stitched image 11250 x 5604 px, D: 15 m Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), partial bleaching visible on table corals stitched image 11250 x 5604 px, D: 15 m Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Blue starfish (Linckia laevigata), Up to 40 centimeters across, They invert their stomachs and begin to digest their food (dead animals, small invertebrates, detritus) externally, Reef Flat zone, D: 2 m, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Blue starfish (Linckia laevigata), Up to 40 centimeters across, They invert their stomachs and begin to digest their food (dead animals, small invertebrates, detritus) externally, Reef Flat zone, D: 2 m, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Blue starfish (Linckia laevigata), Up to 40 centimeters across, They invert their stomachs and begin to digest their food (dead animals, small invertebrates, detritus) externally, Reef Flat zone, D: 2 m, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fire Coral (Millepora dichotoma), The stinging nematocysts contain a toxin which causes painful burn-like wounds on contact, P: 6 m, Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fire Coral (Millepora dichotoma), The stinging nematocysts contain a toxin which causes painful burn-like wounds on contact, P: 6 m, Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fire Coral (Millepora dichotoma), The stinging nematocysts contain a toxin which causes painful burn-like wounds on contact, P: 6 m, Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Colonies of Fire Coral (Millepora dichotoma), D: 7 m Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets Fore Reef, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Colonies of Fire Coral (Millepora dichotoma), D: 7 m Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets Fore Reef, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Colonies of Fire Coral (Millepora dichotoma), D: 7 m Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets Fore Reef, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fire Corals (Millepora dichotoma) are colonial marine organisms that exhibit physical characteristics similar to that of coral. The name coral is somewhat misleading, as fire corals are not true corals but are more closely related to Hydra and other hydrozoans, making them hydrocorals. D: 6 m Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fire Corals (Millepora dichotoma) are colonial marine organisms that exhibit physical characteristics similar to that of coral. The name coral is somewhat misleading, as fire corals are not true corals but are more closely related to Hydra and other hydrozoans, making them hydrocorals. D: 6 m Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fire Corals (Millepora dichotoma) are colonial marine organisms that exhibit physical characteristics similar to that of coral. The name coral is somewhat misleading, as fire corals are not true corals but are more closely related to Hydra and other hydrozoans, making them hydrocorals. D: 6 m Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), partial bleaching visible on table corals, D: 15 m Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), partial bleaching visible on table corals, D: 15 m Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), partial bleaching visible on table corals, D: 15 m Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Gorgonian fans (Alcyonacea); left: scientific divers Emilie Boissin (CRIOBE/CNRS) and Jonathan Lancelot (Tara) investigating the reef, D: 22 m Outer reef wall, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Gorgonian fans (Alcyonacea); left: scientific divers Emilie Boissin (CRIOBE/CNRS) and Jonathan Lancelot (Tara) investigating the reef, D: 22 m Outer reef wall, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Gorgonian fans (Alcyonacea); left: scientific divers Emilie Boissin (CRIOBE/CNRS) and Jonathan Lancelot (Tara) investigating the reef, D: 22 m Outer reef wall, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Bismarck Sea, Ulawun volcano issuing passive steaming. Papua New Guinea, Mount Ulawun is the highest mountain in the Bismarck Archipelago at 2334 m, and one of the most active volcanoes in Papua New Guinea. The first recorded eruption of Ulawun was in 1700; there have been 22 recorded eruptions since the 18th century, the latest in the year 2014.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Bismarck Sea, Ulawun volcano issuing passive steaming. Papua New Guinea, Mount Ulawun is the highest mountain in the Bismarck Archipelago at 2334 m, and one of the most active volcanoes in Papua New Guinea. The first recorded eruption of Ulawun was in 1700; there have been 22 recorded eruptions since the 18th century, the latest in the year 2014.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Bismarck Sea, Ulawun volcano issuing passive steaming. Papua New Guinea, Mount Ulawun is the highest mountain in the Bismarck Archipelago at 2334 m, and one of the most active volcanoes in Papua New Guinea. The first recorded eruption of Ulawun was in 1700; there have been 22 recorded eruptions since the 18th century, the latest in the year 2014.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Bismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Bismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay? Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay? Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay? Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile exhaling through the nose (bouyancy control) near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile exhaling through the nose (bouyancy control) near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile exhaling through the nose (bouyancy control) near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) diving down near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) diving down near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) diving down near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) on a small reef, near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea,Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) on a small reef, near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea,Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) on a small reef, near Garua Island, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea,© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Zero wreck, vertical view Orthomosaic from 3D photogrammetry (13500 x 10000 px). D: 15 m Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, Coral growth on this wreck is from a period of 74 years ! The ZERO, is a Japanese WW2 fighter plane wreck. This Zero wreck was discovered in January 2000 by local William Nuli while he was freediving for sea cucumbers. He asked the Walindi Plantation Resort dive team if they might know what it was, and when they investigated they uncovered the intact wreck of a Zero fighter, resting on a sedimented bottom in 15 m depth. This World War II Japanese fighter is almost completely intact. The plane is believed to have been ditched, the pilot is believed to have survived, but was never found on the island. He never returned home. Maybe he disappeared in the jungle… On 26th December 1943, during the battle of Cape Gloucester, the Japanese pilot made an emergency landing, ditching his Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane into the sea approximately 100m off West New Britain Province. The plane was piloted by PO1 Tomiharu Honda of the 204st Kōkūtai. His fate is unknown but it is believed the he made a controlled water landing after running out of fuel and survived. Although he failed to return to his unit, the plane was found with the throttle and trim controls both set for landing and the canopy was open. There are no visible bullet holes or other shrapnel damage and the plane is still virtually intact after over 70 years underwater. It is a A6M2 Model 21 Zero, made famous for its use in Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The wreck has the Manufacture Number 8224 and was built by Nakajima in late August 1942.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Zero wreck, vertical view Orthomosaic from 3D photogrammetry (13500 x 10000 px). D: 15 m Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, Coral growth on this wreck is from a period of 74 years ! The ZERO, is a Japanese WW2 fighter plane wreck. This Zero wreck was discovered in January 2000 by local William Nuli while he was freediving for sea cucumbers. He asked the Walindi Plantation Resort dive team if they might know what it was, and when they investigated they uncovered the intact wreck of a Zero fighter, resting on a sedimented bottom in 15 m depth. This World War II Japanese fighter is almost completely intact. The plane is believed to have been ditched, the pilot is believed to have survived, but was never found on the island. He never returned home. Maybe he disappeared in the jungle… On 26th December 1943, during the battle of Cape Gloucester, the Japanese pilot made an emergency landing, ditching his Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane into the sea approximately 100m off West New Britain Province. The plane was piloted by PO1 Tomiharu Honda of the 204st Kōkūtai. His fate is unknown but it is believed the he made a controlled water landing after running out of fuel and survived. Although he failed to return to his unit, the plane was found with the throttle and trim controls both set for landing and the canopy was open. There are no visible bullet holes or other shrapnel damage and the plane is still virtually intact after over 70 years underwater. It is a A6M2 Model 21 Zero, made famous for its use in Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The wreck has the Manufacture Number 8224 and was built by Nakajima in late August 1942.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Zero wreck, vertical view Orthomosaic from 3D photogrammetry (13500 x 10000 px). D: 15 m Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, Coral growth on this wreck is from a period of 74 years ! The ZERO, is a Japanese WW2 fighter plane wreck. This Zero wreck was discovered in January 2000 by local William Nuli while he was freediving for sea cucumbers. He asked the Walindi Plantation Resort dive team if they might know what it was, and when they investigated they uncovered the intact wreck of a Zero fighter, resting on a sedimented bottom in 15 m depth. This World War II Japanese fighter is almost completely intact. The plane is believed to have been ditched, the pilot is believed to have survived, but was never found on the island. He never returned home. Maybe he disappeared in the jungle… On 26th December 1943, during the battle of Cape Gloucester, the Japanese pilot made an emergency landing, ditching his Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane into the sea approximately 100m off West New Britain Province. The plane was piloted by PO1 Tomiharu Honda of the 204st Kōkūtai. His fate is unknown but it is believed the he made a controlled water landing after running out of fuel and survived. Although he failed to return to his unit, the plane was found with the throttle and trim controls both set for landing and the canopy was open. There are no visible bullet holes or other shrapnel damage and the plane is still virtually intact after over 70 years underwater. It is a A6M2 Model 21 Zero, made famous for its use in Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The wreck has the Manufacture Number 8224 and was built by Nakajima in late August 1942.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, Zero wreck: Coral growth on this wreck is from a period of 74 years ! D: 15 m The ZERO, is a Japanese WW2 fighter plane wreck. This Zero wreck was discovered in January 2000 by local William Nuli while he was freediving for sea cucumbers. He asked the Walindi Plantation Resort dive team if they might know what it was, and when they investigated they uncovered the intact wreck of a Zero fighter, resting on a sedimented bottom in 15 m depth. This World War II Japanese fighter is almost completely intact. The plane is believed to have been ditched, the pilot is believed to have survived, but was never found on the island. He never returned home. Maybe he disappeared in the jungle… On 26th December 1943, during the battle of Cape Gloucester, the Japanese pilot made an emergency landing, ditching his Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane into the sea approximately 100m off West New Britain Province. The plane was piloted by PO1 Tomiharu Honda of the 204st Kōkūtai. His fate is unknown but it is believed the he made a controlled water landing after running out of fuel and survived. Although he failed to return to his unit, the plane was found with the throttle and trim controls both set for landing and the canopy was open. There are no visible bullet holes or other shrapnel damage and the plane is still virtually intact after over 70 years underwater. It is a A6M2 Model 21 Zero, made famous for its use in Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The wreck has the Manufacture Number 8224 and was built by Nakajima in late August 1942.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, Zero wreck: Coral growth on this wreck is from a period of 74 years ! D: 15 m The ZERO, is a Japanese WW2 fighter plane wreck. This Zero wreck was discovered in January 2000 by local William Nuli while he was freediving for sea cucumbers. He asked the Walindi Plantation Resort dive team if they might know what it was, and when they investigated they uncovered the intact wreck of a Zero fighter, resting on a sedimented bottom in 15 m depth. This World War II Japanese fighter is almost completely intact. The plane is believed to have been ditched, the pilot is believed to have survived, but was never found on the island. He never returned home. Maybe he disappeared in the jungle… On 26th December 1943, during the battle of Cape Gloucester, the Japanese pilot made an emergency landing, ditching his Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane into the sea approximately 100m off West New Britain Province. The plane was piloted by PO1 Tomiharu Honda of the 204st Kōkūtai. His fate is unknown but it is believed the he made a controlled water landing after running out of fuel and survived. Although he failed to return to his unit, the plane was found with the throttle and trim controls both set for landing and the canopy was open. There are no visible bullet holes or other shrapnel damage and the plane is still virtually intact after over 70 years underwater. It is a A6M2 Model 21 Zero, made famous for its use in Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The wreck has the Manufacture Number 8224 and was built by Nakajima in late August 1942.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, Zero wreck: Coral growth on this wreck is from a period of 74 years ! D: 15 m The ZERO, is a Japanese WW2 fighter plane wreck. This Zero wreck was discovered in January 2000 by local William Nuli while he was freediving for sea cucumbers. He asked the Walindi Plantation Resort dive team if they might know what it was, and when they investigated they uncovered the intact wreck of a Zero fighter, resting on a sedimented bottom in 15 m depth. This World War II Japanese fighter is almost completely intact. The plane is believed to have been ditched, the pilot is believed to have survived, but was never found on the island. He never returned home. Maybe he disappeared in the jungle… On 26th December 1943, during the battle of Cape Gloucester, the Japanese pilot made an emergency landing, ditching his Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane into the sea approximately 100m off West New Britain Province. The plane was piloted by PO1 Tomiharu Honda of the 204st Kōkūtai. His fate is unknown but it is believed the he made a controlled water landing after running out of fuel and survived. Although he failed to return to his unit, the plane was found with the throttle and trim controls both set for landing and the canopy was open. There are no visible bullet holes or other shrapnel damage and the plane is still virtually intact after over 70 years underwater. It is a A6M2 Model 21 Zero, made famous for its use in Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The wreck has the Manufacture Number 8224 and was built by Nakajima in late August 1942.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Kimbe Bay, Papua New, Guinea, Zero, Japanese WW2 fighter plane wreck. D: 15 m, The Zero wreck was discovered in January 2000 by local William Nuli while he was freediving for sea cucumbers. He asked the Walindi Plantation Resort dive team if they might know what it was, and when they investigated they uncovered the intact wreck of a Zero fighter, resting on a sedimented bottom in 15 m depth. This World War II Japanese fighter is almost completely intact. The plane is believed to have been ditched, the pilot is believed to have survived, but was never found on the island. He never returned home. Maybe he disappeared in the jungle… On 26th December 1943, during the battle of Cape Gloucester, the Japanese pilot made an emergency landing, ditching his Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane into the sea approximately 100m off West New Britain Province. The plane was piloted by PO1 Tomiharu Honda of the 204st Kōkūtai. His fate is unknown but it is believed the he made a controlled water landing after running out of fuel and survived. Although he failed to return to his unit, the plane was found with the throttle and trim controls both set for landing and the canopy was open. There are no visible bullet holes or other shrapnel damage and the plane is still virtually intact after over 70 years underwater. It is a A6M2 Model 21 Zero, made famous for its use in Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The wreck has the Manufacture Number 8224 and was built by Nakajima in late August 1942.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Kimbe Bay, Papua New, Guinea, Zero, Japanese WW2 fighter plane wreck. D: 15 m, The Zero wreck was discovered in January 2000 by local William Nuli while he was freediving for sea cucumbers. He asked the Walindi Plantation Resort dive team if they might know what it was, and when they investigated they uncovered the intact wreck of a Zero fighter, resting on a sedimented bottom in 15 m depth. This World War II Japanese fighter is almost completely intact. The plane is believed to have been ditched, the pilot is believed to have survived, but was never found on the island. He never returned home. Maybe he disappeared in the jungle… On 26th December 1943, during the battle of Cape Gloucester, the Japanese pilot made an emergency landing, ditching his Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane into the sea approximately 100m off West New Britain Province. The plane was piloted by PO1 Tomiharu Honda of the 204st Kōkūtai. His fate is unknown but it is believed the he made a controlled water landing after running out of fuel and survived. Although he failed to return to his unit, the plane was found with the throttle and trim controls both set for landing and the canopy was open. There are no visible bullet holes or other shrapnel damage and the plane is still virtually intact after over 70 years underwater. It is a A6M2 Model 21 Zero, made famous for its use in Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The wreck has the Manufacture Number 8224 and was built by Nakajima in late August 1942.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Kimbe Bay, Papua New, Guinea, Zero, Japanese WW2 fighter plane wreck. D: 15 m, The Zero wreck was discovered in January 2000 by local William Nuli while he was freediving for sea cucumbers. He asked the Walindi Plantation Resort dive team if they might know what it was, and when they investigated they uncovered the intact wreck of a Zero fighter, resting on a sedimented bottom in 15 m depth. This World War II Japanese fighter is almost completely intact. The plane is believed to have been ditched, the pilot is believed to have survived, but was never found on the island. He never returned home. Maybe he disappeared in the jungle… On 26th December 1943, during the battle of Cape Gloucester, the Japanese pilot made an emergency landing, ditching his Mitsubishi A6M Zero plane into the sea approximately 100m off West New Britain Province. The plane was piloted by PO1 Tomiharu Honda of the 204st Kōkūtai. His fate is unknown but it is believed the he made a controlled water landing after running out of fuel and survived. Although he failed to return to his unit, the plane was found with the throttle and trim controls both set for landing and the canopy was open. There are no visible bullet holes or other shrapnel damage and the plane is still virtually intact after over 70 years underwater. It is a A6M2 Model 21 Zero, made famous for its use in Kamikaze attacks by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The wreck has the Manufacture Number 8224 and was built by Nakajima in late August 1942.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), Papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site, D: 7 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), Papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site, D: 7 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets Reef "finger" (deep fore reef), Papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site, D: 7 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site. D: 6 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site. D: 6 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site. D: 6 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site. D: 3 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site. D: 3 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site. D: 3 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site. D: 9 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site. D: 9 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, papua New Guinea, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief) collecting plancton on a sampling site. D: 9 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets, papua New Guinea, Freediving, Nicolas Bin (first mate on Tara) (l) and Guillaume Bourdin (oceanographer) (r) are scouting the reef before sampling fish with spearguns. D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets, papua New Guinea, Freediving, Nicolas Bin (first mate on Tara) (l) and Guillaume Bourdin (oceanographer) (r) are scouting the reef before sampling fish with spearguns. D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fore reef, Banban and Muli Islets, papua New Guinea, Freediving, Nicolas Bin (first mate on Tara) (l) and Guillaume Bourdin (oceanographer) (r) are scouting the reef before sampling fish with spearguns. D: 10 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Reef Flat, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief), water sampling in coral collecting area. D: 2 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Reef Flat, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief), water sampling in coral collecting area. D: 2 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Reef Flat, Jonathan Lancelot (Tara dive & hyperbaric chief), water sampling in coral collecting area. D: 2 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, Papua New Guinea, reeftop, healthy coral and bleaching coral stitched panorama 360° 25000 x 6430 px, D: 4 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, Papua New Guinea, reeftop, healthy coral and bleaching coral stitched panorama 360° 25000 x 6430 px, D: 4 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Northeast Kimbe Bay reef, Papua New Guinea, reeftop, healthy coral and bleaching coral stitched panorama 360° 25000 x 6430 px, D: 4 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Northeast Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, reef bleaching area Table corals (Acropora sp.), partially bleached, stitched panorama 11760 x 4750 px, D: 3 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Northeast Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, reef bleaching area Table corals (Acropora sp.), partially bleached, stitched panorama 11760 x 4750 px, D: 3 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Northeast Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, reef bleaching area Table corals (Acropora sp.), partially bleached, stitched panorama 11760 x 4750 px, D: 3 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Unnamed reef in North-East Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead reef (Staghorn corals), D: 9 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Unnamed reef in North-East Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead reef (Staghorn corals), D: 9 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Unnamed reef in North-East Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead reef (Staghorn corals), D: 9 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Unnamed reef in North-East Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead reef (Staghorn corals), D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Unnamed reef in North-East Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead reef (Staghorn corals), D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Unnamed reef in North-East Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead reef (Staghorn corals), D: 10 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Unnamed reef in North-East Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead reef (Staghorn corals), D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Unnamed reef in North-East Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead reef (Staghorn corals), D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Unnamed reef in North-East Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead reef (Staghorn corals), D: 10 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 South Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead area of reef crest, D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 South Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead area of reef crest, D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 South Ema Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, dead area of reef crest, D: 10 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Reef "finger" (deep Fore Reef), intact and dead table coral side by side, D: 15 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Reef "finger" (deep Fore Reef), intact and dead table coral side by side, D: 15 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Outer reef, Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Reef "finger" (deep Fore Reef), intact and dead table coral side by side, D: 15 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, Dead Gorgonian Sea Fan (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, Dead Gorgonian Sea Fan (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, Dead Gorgonian Sea Fan (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), D: 10 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay papua New Guinea, Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), Feather Stars, invertebrate filter feeders who need strong water flow, settle on the vanishing Gorgonian fan. D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay papua New Guinea, Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), Feather Stars, invertebrate filter feeders who need strong water flow, settle on the vanishing Gorgonian fan. D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay papua New Guinea, Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), Feather Stars, invertebrate filter feeders who need strong water flow, settle on the vanishing Gorgonian fan. D: 10 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), D: 10 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Giant Sea Fan, Gorgonian Fan Coral (Annella mollis, Syn Subergorgia mollis), D: 10 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 2 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are being killed by a local dive guide, taking them out of the water. D: 5 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 2 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are being killed by a local dive guide, taking them out of the water. D: 5 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 2 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are being killed by a local dive guide, taking them out of the water. D: 5 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 2 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are being killed by a local dive guide, taking them out of the water. D: 5 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 2 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are being killed by a local dive guide, taking them out of the water. D: 5 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 2 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are being killed by a local dive guide, taking them out of the water. D: 5 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 2 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are being killed by a local dive guide, taking them out of the water.The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) feeds on branching corals and table-like corals, such as Acropora species. In experiments, large starfish (40 cm and greater diameter) killed about 60 cm²/day. Outbreaks are considered a danger for reefs. Some ecologists suggest that the starfish has an important and active role in maintaining coral reef biodiversity, driving ecological succession. Before overpopulation became a significant issue, crown-of-thorns prevented fast-growing coral from overpowering the slower growing coral varieties. D: 5 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 2 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are being killed by a local dive guide, taking them out of the water.The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) feeds on branching corals and table-like corals, such as Acropora species. In experiments, large starfish (40 cm and greater diameter) killed about 60 cm²/day. Outbreaks are considered a danger for reefs. Some ecologists suggest that the starfish has an important and active role in maintaining coral reef biodiversity, driving ecological succession. Before overpopulation became a significant issue, crown-of-thorns prevented fast-growing coral from overpowering the slower growing coral varieties. D: 5 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 North Ema Reef, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 2 Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are being killed by a local dive guide, taking them out of the water.The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) feeds on branching corals and table-like corals, such as Acropora species. In experiments, large starfish (40 cm and greater diameter) killed about 60 cm²/day. Outbreaks are considered a danger for reefs. Some ecologists suggest that the starfish has an important and active role in maintaining coral reef biodiversity, driving ecological succession. Before overpopulation became a significant issue, crown-of-thorns prevented fast-growing coral from overpowering the slower growing coral varieties. D: 5 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Marine life on a partly bleached reef crest. Fusiliers and other reef fish. D: 20 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Marine life on a partly bleached reef crest. Fusiliers and other reef fish. D: 20 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Inglis Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Marine life on a partly bleached reef crest. Fusiliers and other reef fish. D: 20 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Fore Reef, partly bleached, new colonies of Leather Coral (Sinularia sp), D: 2 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Fore Reef, partly bleached, new colonies of Leather Coral (Sinularia sp), D: 2 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Fore Reef, partly bleached, new colonies of Leather Coral (Sinularia sp), D: 2 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets,

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Bleached area, Fore Reef, D: 3 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Bleached area, Fore Reef, D: 3 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Papua New Guinea, Bleached area, Fore Reef, D: 3 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Bleached Reef Flat, close to volcanic hot seep. D: 2 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Bleached Reef Flat, close to volcanic hot seep. D: 2 mTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Bleached Reef Flat, close to volcanic hot seep. D: 2 m© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Bismark Sea, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Bismark Sea, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Banban and Muli Islets, Bismark Sea, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara in Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, H: 103,6 m, mandatory credit line: Photo: Christoph Gerigk, drone pilot: Guillaume Bourdin - Tara Expeditions FoundationTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara in Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, H: 103,6 m, mandatory credit line: Photo: Christoph Gerigk, drone pilot: Guillaume Bourdin - Tara Expeditions FoundationTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara in Kimbe Bay, papua New Guinea, H: 103,6 m, mandatory credit line: Photo: Christoph Gerigk, drone pilot: Guillaume Bourdin - Tara Expeditions Foundation© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, H: 404.1 m, mandatory credit line: Photo: Christoph Gerigk, drone pilot: Guillaume Bourdin - Tara Expeditions FoundationTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, H: 404.1 m, mandatory credit line: Photo: Christoph Gerigk, drone pilot: Guillaume Bourdin - Tara Expeditions FoundationTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, H: 404.1 m, mandatory credit line: Photo: Christoph Gerigk, drone pilot: Guillaume Bourdin - Tara Expeditions Foundation© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Kimbe Bay, palm oil plantation and nearby coral reef, affected by bleaching, Papua New Guinea, H: 552,4 m. mandatory credit line: Photo: Christoph Gerigk, drone pilot: Guillaume Bourdin - Tara Expeditions FoundationTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Kimbe Bay, palm oil plantation and nearby coral reef, affected by bleaching, Papua New Guinea, H: 552,4 m. mandatory credit line: Photo: Christoph Gerigk, drone pilot: Guillaume Bourdin - Tara Expeditions FoundationTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Kimbe Bay, palm oil plantation and nearby coral reef, affected by bleaching, Papua New Guinea, H: 552,4 m. mandatory credit line: Photo: Christoph Gerigk, drone pilot: Guillaume Bourdin - Tara Expeditions Foundation© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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