“Looking out over a calm sea towards Indonesia’s mist-shrouded Arfak Mountains, expectations are high for our imminent departure to Cenderawasih Bay National Park to seek out the world’s largest fish, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). We’re at anchor in the beautiful bay of Manokwari, the capital city of West Papua in the Bird’s Head Seascape. Soon the rest of our team — including my co-expedition leader Dr. Rod Mast from CI and world-renowned whale shark researcher Dr. Brent Stewart from Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) in San Diego — will arrive and we’ll begin our journey.”
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Fonte: Conservation International – 16 de Novembro de 2011