The Pleasure is All Ours: Thoughts on Touching Wild Animals

We experienced a very interesting incident a few weeks back during our survey of Cenderawasih National Park.  We were there to explore sites for a new dive guide to the Bird’s Head Seascape, which will include Cenderawasih, Raja Ampat and Triton Bay. Fifteen thousand-square kilometer Cenderawasih is Indonesia’s largest marine park and, for the moment, … Read more

The Great Lionfish Invasion: What Is the Threat?

As everyone in the dive world knows by now, the Caribbean has been invaded by lionfish – reef fishes indigenous to the Indo-Pacific region.  Sightings have been reported from the mid-Atlantic U.S. coast all the way to S. America and through much of the Caribbean. That much is scientific fact.  But what are the long-term … Read more

Some Good News: Raja Ampat Big-Fish Now Thriving

I heard from a few people who thought that my blog about illegal fishing Komodo National Park was depressing.  I agree.  If we can’t protect marine life in one of the world’s most iconic parks, is there any hope? Burt and I have been thinking about this problem for a long time, especially for the two … Read more