Join Richard on a Fiji Marine Life Expedition

Fiji Marine Life Expedition to Matava Resort, Kadavu - 5-15th October 2013

Fiji is a great location for both underwater photographers and budding naturalists.  It is famed for stunning reefs adorned with dense soft corals and crystal clear waters.  Join Richard to learn more about this unspoilt tropical paradise and get more from your diving on Fiji's Great Astrolabe Reef.

Bird's Head Seascape - Natural History Notes (PT4)

BIRD'S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES (Part 4): The Pygmy Seahorses of Raja Ampat

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for BirdsHeadSeascape.com Science & Conservation Blog

Bird's Head Seascape - Natural History Notes (PT3)

BIRD'S HEAD NATURAL HISTORY NOTES (Part 3): Sinister Hitchhikers

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for BirdsHeadSeascape.com Science & Conservation Blog

 

Bird's Head Seascape - Natural History Notes (pt 2)

Bird's Head Natural History Notes (Part 2): Craving Cryptic Crustaceans

By Dr Richard Smith | Originally written for BirdsHeadSeascape.com Science & Conservation Blog

 

Bird's Head Seascape - Natural History Notes (pt 1)

Bird's Head Natural History Notes (Part 1): In Appreciation of Damsels

By Dr Richard Smith Originally written for BirdsHeadSeascape.com Science & Conservation Blog


Ocean Realm Images FLOW - Newsletter 2015

I really don't know what happened to 2015, but what a great years it's been! There have been lots of amazing expeditions, creatures and publications to my name.  I hope you've all had a brilliant 2015 and looking forward to 2016 and beyond.  Here's is a little run down of what I've been up to over the past 6 months:

Completed Trips

Trip Report | Dewi Nusantara, Northern Raja Ampat

I have just returned to Sorong, after another fantastic trip aboard the beautiful Dewi Nusantara around northern Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia.  This was the first of Paul Humann, Ned and Anna DeLoach's two charters,
so, as you might expect, we have been excitedly looking for all manner of weird and wonderful sea creatures - I've been in my element!

NEW EXPEDITION | SOUTH RAJA AMPAT & KOFIAU ISLAND | DEWI NUSANTARA | 21ST JANUARY - 1ST FEBRUARY 2016

Join Wendy and Richard on an unforgettable journey to the frontiers of the world's most biodiverse coral reefs on the majestic Dewi Nusantara | 21st January to 1st February 2016.

NEW EXPEDITION | SPECIAL PYGMY SEAHORSE CRUISE ABOARD ARENUI | RAJA AMPAT | 5-16th FEBRUARY 2016

I will be joining the boutique liveaboard Arenui in February 2016 (5-16th February) for a special pygmy seahorse cruise that will take in the best of Raja Ampat, Indonesia.  This is one of my favourite areas to dive and certainly one of the very best places in the world to see pygmy seahorses.  I have seen five of the seven described species here; Bargibant's, Denise's, Pontohi's, Satomi's and Severn's.  I will be giving marine life talks, which will include my work on pygmies for my PhD research.  For more information about this trip, please download the flyer attachment below or

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