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Papua giant banded gecko (Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis)Papua giant banded gecko (Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis)Papua giant banded gecko (Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis)© Matthijs Kuijpers / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Colonising Anemone on Coral - Triton Bay West PapuaColonising Anemone on Coral - Triton Bay West PapuaColonising Anemone on Coral - Triton Bay West Papua© Reinhard Dirscherl / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Ghost Goby in Soft Coral - Triton Bay West PapuaGhost Goby in Soft Coral - Triton Bay West PapuaGhost Goby in Soft Coral - Triton Bay West Papua© Reinhard Dirscherl / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Porcelain Crab on Soft Coral - Raja Ampat  IndonesiaPorcelain Crab on Soft Coral - Raja Ampat IndonesiaPorcelain Crab on Soft Coral - Raja Ampat Indonesia© Mike Veitch / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale, exclusive sale in France
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Pink anemonefish in bleached Anemone - Raja Ampat  IndonesiaPink anemonefish in bleached Anemone - Raja Ampat IndonesiaPink anemonefish in bleached Anemone - Raja Ampat Indonesia© Mike Veitch / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale, exclusive sale in France
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Whaleshark sucks on the net of a bagan fishing boat - Papua ; below a bagan fishing boatWhaleshark sucks on the net of a bagan fishing boat - PapuaWhaleshark sucks on the net of a bagan fishing boat - Papua ; below a bagan fishing boat© Mike Veitch / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale, exclusive sale in France
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Crocodile Monitor in a tree Papua New Guinea Crocodile Monitor in a tree Papua New Guinea Crocodile Monitor in a tree Papua New Guinea © Gérard Lacz / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Feeding Whale Shark Cenderawasih Bay West Papua IndonesiaFeeding Whale Shark Cenderawasih Bay West Papua IndonesiaFeeding Whale Shark Cenderawasih Bay West Papua Indonesia© Reinhard Dirscherl / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Juvenile Clown Anemonefish in bleached Sea AnemoneJuvenile Clown Anemonefish in bleached Sea AnemoneJuvenile Clown Anemonefish in bleached Sea Anemone© Reinhard Dirscherl / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Scuba Diver and Spiral Wire Coral Cenderawasih Bay IndonesiaScuba Diver and Spiral Wire Coral Cenderawasih Bay IndonesiaScuba Diver and Spiral Wire Coral Cenderawasih Bay Indonesia© Reinhard Dirscherl / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Clown Anemonefish in Magnificent Sea Anemone IndonesiaClown Anemonefish in Magnificent Sea Anemone IndonesiaClown Anemonefish in Magnificent Sea Anemone Indonesia© Reinhard Dirscherl / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Porcelain Crab in Sea Anemone Cenderawasih Bay IndonesiaPorcelain Crab in Sea Anemone Cenderawasih Bay IndonesiaPorcelain Crab in Sea Anemone Cenderawasih Bay Indonesia© Reinhard Dirscherl / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Juvenile Clarks Anemonefish hiding in Anemone IndonesiaJuvenile Clarks Anemonefish hiding in Anemone IndonesiaJuvenile Clarks Anemonefish hiding in Anemone Indonesia© Reinhard Dirscherl / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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Detail of Giant Clam on reef Walindi Bismark ArchipelagoDetail of Giant Clam on reef Walindi Bismark ArchipelagoDetail of Giant Clam on reef Walindi Bismark Archipelago© Franco Banfi / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Orange-spotted pipefish on Coral Walindi Bismark ArchipelagoOrange-spotted pipefish on Coral Walindi Bismark ArchipelagoOrange-spotted pipefish on Coral Walindi Bismark Archipelago© Franco Banfi / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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False clown Anemonefish Walindi Bismark ArchipelagoFalse clown Anemonefish Walindi Bismark ArchipelagoFalse clown Anemonefish Walindi Bismark Archipelago© Franco Banfi / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Blue tree monitor (Varanus macraei)Blue tree monitor (Varanus macraei)Blue tree monitor (Varanus macraei)© Matthijs Kuijpers / BiosphotoJPG - RMNon exclusive sale
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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 Huge Elephant Ear Sponge

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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 Ancient lava flow, small

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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 Sponges, small table

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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 D: 22 m Bradford Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay The reef structure is predominantly flat plates of hard corals, and adaptation allowing maximum utilization of the reduced sunlight at that depth. There are also many colonies of Leather Coral, Sarcophyton.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 D: 22 m Bradford Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay The reef structure is predominantly flat plates of hard corals, and adaptation allowing maximum utilization of the reduced sunlight at that depth. There are also many colonies of Leather Coral, Sarcophyton.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 D: 22 m Bradford Shoal seamount, Kimbe Bay The reef structure is predominantly flat plates of hard corals, and adaptation allowing maximum utilization of the reduced sunlight at that depth. There are also many colonies of Leather Coral, Sarcophyton.© 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 Shool of bigeye

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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 Blackfin Barracudas

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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 Éponge en baril

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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 Red sea fan (Melithaea

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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 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 Underwater cave, soft

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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 Diver: Jonathan Lancelot,

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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 Reef "finger" (deep fore

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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 Blue starfish (Linckia

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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 Fire Coral (Millepora

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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 Colonies of Fire Coral

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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 Fire Corals (Millepora

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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 Gorgonian fans

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Coral limestone overhang, D: 11 m, Fringe reef of unnamed "Islet", 8 km north of Yanaba Island Islet, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Coral limestone overhang, D: 11 m, Fringe reef of unnamed "Islet", 8 km north of Yanaba Island Islet, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Coral limestone overhang, D: 11 m, Fringe reef of unnamed "Islet", 8 km north of Yanaba Island Islet, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Wall drop-off, downward view, Outer reef of unnamed "Islet", 8 km north of Yanaba Island Reef, D: 20 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Wall drop-off, downward view, Outer reef of unnamed "Islet", 8 km north of Yanaba Island Reef, D: 20 m, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Wall drop-off, downward view, Outer reef of unnamed "Islet", 8 km north of Yanaba Island Reef, D: 20 m, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Wall drop-off, downward

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Brain coral (top) and concurrent species, D: 9 m Outer reef of Egum Atoll, near Yanaba Island, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Brain coral (top) and concurrent species, D: 9 m Outer reef of Egum Atoll, near Yanaba Island, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Brain coral (top) and concurrent species, D: 9 m Outer reef of Egum Atoll, near Yanaba Island, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Brain coral (top) and

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Moray (Gymnothorax javanicus), D: 17 m Outer reef of Egum Atoll, near Yanaba Island, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Moray (Gymnothorax javanicus), D: 17 m Outer reef of Egum Atoll, near Yanaba Island, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Giant Moray (Gymnothorax javanicus), D: 17 m Outer reef of Egum Atoll, near Yanaba Island, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fore reef zone, D: 3 m, Reef off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby Island, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fore reef zone, D: 3 m, Reef off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby Island, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fore reef zone, D: 3 m, Reef off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby Island, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Breakthrough in reef, vertical view. Crinoids, sponges and diverse corals (Acropora spp, Porites spp, Montipora spp, Diploastrea heliopora), stitched image 15000 x 10000 px, D: 15 m, Reef off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Breakthrough in reef, vertical view. Crinoids, sponges and diverse corals (Acropora spp, Porites spp, Montipora spp, Diploastrea heliopora), stitched image 15000 x 10000 px, D: 15 m, Reef off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Breakthrough in reef, vertical view. Crinoids, sponges and diverse corals (Acropora spp, Porites spp, Montipora spp, Diploastrea heliopora), stitched image 15000 x 10000 px, D: 15 m, Reef off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Breakthrough in reef,

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef flat zone, stitched panorama 10000 x 5500 px, D: 3 m, Reef off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef flat zone, stitched panorama 10000 x 5500 px, D: 3 m, Reef off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef flat zone, stitched panorama 10000 x 5500 px, D: 3 m, Reef off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef wall off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby D: 10 m Healthy Cabbage Coral (Turbinaria reniformis), Fairy Basslets (Pseudanthias tuka), Gorgonian / common sea fan (order Alcyonacea)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef wall off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby D: 10 m Healthy Cabbage Coral (Turbinaria reniformis), Fairy Basslets (Pseudanthias tuka), Gorgonian / common sea fan (order Alcyonacea)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef wall off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby D: 10 m Healthy Cabbage Coral (Turbinaria reniformis), Fairy Basslets (Pseudanthias tuka), Gorgonian / common sea fan (order Alcyonacea)© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Reef wall off Suba Suba

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fore reef zone (wall) Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) stitched image 12000 x 8300 px, D: 12 m, Reef wall off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fore reef zone (wall) Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) stitched image 12000 x 8300 px, D: 12 m, Reef wall off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Fore reef zone (wall) Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria) stitched image 12000 x 8300 px, D: 12 m, Reef wall off Suba Suba Island, 1,9 km west of bubble site Normanby, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Rebecca "Becky" Vega Thurber Associate Professor, Oregon State University (Scientific coordinator on Tara Milne Bay leg 1-16 Nov 2017), Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Rebecca "Becky" Vega Thurber Associate Professor, Oregon State University (Scientific coordinator on Tara Milne Bay leg 1-16 Nov 2017), Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Rebecca "Becky" Vega Thurber Associate Professor, Oregon State University (Scientific coordinator on Tara Milne Bay leg 1-16 Nov 2017), Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Rebecca "Becky" Vega

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Alfred Yohang Ko’ou Papua New Guinea official on-board scientific observerTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Alfred Yohang Ko’ou Papua New Guinea official on-board scientific observerTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Alfred Yohang Ko’ou Papua New Guinea official on-board scientific observer© 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 Duke of York Island, Credner Islands, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Duke of York Island, Credner Islands, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Duke of York Island, Credner Islands, 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 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Old man of Yanaba.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Old man of Yanaba.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Old man of Yanaba.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, papua New Guinea, Young boy of Yanaba.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, papua New Guinea, Young boy of Yanaba.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, papua New Guinea, Young boy of Yanaba.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Shark finning is an issue even in this remote island. Dried shark fins are sold to some rare Asian clients.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Shark finning is an issue even in this remote island. Dried shark fins are sold to some rare Asian clients.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Shark finning is an issue even in this remote island. Dried shark fins are sold to some rare Asian clients.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll Village center. Stitched panorama 13800 x 4280 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll Village center. Stitched panorama 13800 x 4280 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll Village center. Stitched panorama 13800 x 4280 px© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Children playing in the waves with self-made surfboards.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Children playing in the waves with self-made surfboards.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Children playing in the waves with self-made surfboards.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll Village and beach, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll Village and beach, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll Village and beach, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, A formal meeting was organized amidst traditional huts on stilts overlooking the lagoon. Alfred Yohang Ko’ou (PNG scientific observer) explains reef ecology and Tara’s scientific mission to the assembly of Yanaba’s inhabitants.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, A formal meeting was organized amidst traditional huts on stilts overlooking the lagoon. Alfred Yohang Ko’ou (PNG scientific observer) explains reef ecology and Tara’s scientific mission to the assembly of Yanaba’s inhabitants.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Yanaba Island, Egum Atoll, Papua New Guinea, A formal meeting was organized amidst traditional huts on stilts overlooking the lagoon. Alfred Yohang Ko’ou (PNG scientific observer) explains reef ecology and Tara’s scientific mission to the assembly of Yanaba’s inhabitants.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara at anchorage near local village, Normanby Island, papua New Guinea, Captain Simon Regal distributing educative brochures upon arrival.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara at anchorage near local village, Normanby Island, papua New Guinea, Captain Simon Regal distributing educative brochures upon arrival.Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara at anchorage near local village, Normanby Island, papua New Guinea, Captain Simon Regal distributing educative brochures upon arrival.© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara at anchorage near local village, Normanby Island, Papua New Guinea, stitched panorama 14900 x 4000 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara at anchorage near local village, Normanby Island, Papua New Guinea, stitched panorama 14900 x 4000 pxTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Tara at anchorage near local village, Normanby Island, Papua New Guinea, stitched panorama 14900 x 4000 px© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Solomon Sea "Taranauts" l to r: Nicolas Bin (1st mate), Jonathan Lancelot (dive supervisor and hyperbaric operator), Maria de la Fuente (Univ. Cambridge), Jörn auf dem Kampe (GEO staff writer & editor)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Solomon Sea "Taranauts" l to r: Nicolas Bin (1st mate), Jonathan Lancelot (dive supervisor and hyperbaric operator), Maria de la Fuente (Univ. Cambridge), Jörn auf dem Kampe (GEO staff writer & editor)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Solomon Sea "Taranauts" l to r: Nicolas Bin (1st mate), Jonathan Lancelot (dive supervisor and hyperbaric operator), Maria de la Fuente (Univ. Cambridge), Jörn auf dem Kampe (GEO staff writer & editor)© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Solomon Sea Nightly navigation, moonlight. Jonathan Lancelot (watchstanding) Guillaume Bourdin (on the mast)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Solomon Sea Nightly navigation, moonlight. Jonathan Lancelot (watchstanding) Guillaume Bourdin (on the mast)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Solomon Sea Nightly navigation, moonlight. Jonathan Lancelot (watchstanding) Guillaume Bourdin (on the mast)© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Night watch on the bridge of Tara, paua New Guinea : The officer on watch (OOW) is the representative of the ship’s master and has the total responsibility of safe and smooth navigation of the ship. Jonathan Lancelot (chief hyperbaric operator Tara)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Night watch on the bridge of Tara, paua New Guinea : The officer on watch (OOW) is the representative of the ship’s master and has the total responsibility of safe and smooth navigation of the ship. Jonathan Lancelot (chief hyperbaric operator Tara)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Night watch on the bridge of Tara, paua New Guinea : The officer on watch (OOW) is the representative of the ship’s master and has the total responsibility of safe and smooth navigation of the ship. Jonathan Lancelot (chief hyperbaric operator Tara)© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Night watch on the bridge of Tara, Papua New Guinea: The officer on watch (OOW) is the representative of the ship’s master and has the total responsibility of safe and smooth navigation of the ship. Jonathan Lancelot (chief hyperbaric operator Tara)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Night watch on the bridge of Tara, Papua New Guinea: The officer on watch (OOW) is the representative of the ship’s master and has the total responsibility of safe and smooth navigation of the ship. Jonathan Lancelot (chief hyperbaric operator Tara)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Night watch on the bridge of Tara, Papua New Guinea: The officer on watch (OOW) is the representative of the ship’s master and has the total responsibility of safe and smooth navigation of the ship. Jonathan Lancelot (chief hyperbaric operator Tara)© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Briefing in the wardroom of Tara, Papua, New Guinea, l to r: Jörn auf dem Kampe (GEO staff writer & editor), Guillaume Bourdin (oceanographic engineer), Vincent Hilaire (on-board correspondent), Nicolas Bin (first mate), Julie Lhérault (sailor and deck officer), Maria de la Fuente (Univ. Cambridge), Simon Regal (captain), Grace Klinges (student), Emilie Boissin (CRIOBE scientist), Guillaume Iwankow (CRIOBE), Alfred Yohang Ko’ou (PNG scientific observer), Rebecca Vega Thurber (scientific coordinator)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Briefing in the wardroom of Tara, Papua, New Guinea, l to r: Jörn auf dem Kampe (GEO staff writer & editor), Guillaume Bourdin (oceanographic engineer), Vincent Hilaire (on-board correspondent), Nicolas Bin (first mate), Julie Lhérault (sailor and deck officer), Maria de la Fuente (Univ. Cambridge), Simon Regal (captain), Grace Klinges (student), Emilie Boissin (CRIOBE scientist), Guillaume Iwankow (CRIOBE), Alfred Yohang Ko’ou (PNG scientific observer), Rebecca Vega Thurber (scientific coordinator)Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Briefing in the wardroom of Tara, Papua, New Guinea, l to r: Jörn auf dem Kampe (GEO staff writer & editor), Guillaume Bourdin (oceanographic engineer), Vincent Hilaire (on-board correspondent), Nicolas Bin (first mate), Julie Lhérault (sailor and deck officer), Maria de la Fuente (Univ. Cambridge), Simon Regal (captain), Grace Klinges (student), Emilie Boissin (CRIOBE scientist), Guillaume Iwankow (CRIOBE), Alfred Yohang Ko’ou (PNG scientific observer), Rebecca Vega Thurber (scientific coordinator)© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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Tara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Morning exercise… on Tara, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Morning exercise… on Tara, Papua New GuineaTara Pacific expedition - november 2017 Morning exercise… on Tara, Papua New Guinea© Christoph Gerigk / BiosphotoJPG - RM

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