Expedition to find new marine species in Indonesia


This video says about itself:

This is the first in a series on underwater videos using our new Internet controlled video camera. The video was created using live footage on three coral reefs in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

From the weblog of the expedition to the ‘hidden’ marine fauna of the Raja Ampat island group:

Coral reefs are full of life, thousands of species living together form the richest ecosystem of the oceans. Multi-coloured gorgonians, stony corals, sponges and sea anemones offer a hiding place for camouflaged ‘hidden’ forms of life. These so-called ‘cryptic’ species are relatively unknown because their small size or camouflage make them hard to find. It is likely that species new to science will be encountered during this expedition.

The international research team will travel to the province of Papua, former Irian Jaya, between November 17 and December 17 2007, to carry out research on the biodiversity of the area’s coral reefs. The hidden marine fauna of the Raja Ampat island group is the main research theme. The Raja Ampat island group is located west off the peninsula Birdhead in West Papua.

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