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The coastal and underwater environments of Vanuatu harbours some of the most stunning dive sites in the Pacific Islands. Vanuatu's marine biodiversity is threatened by over harvesting of fish resources and water pollution, which is a serious issue especially in Port Vila harbour due to poor sewage and a spike in population in recent years. This delicate environment is highly vulnerable to storm surges and a rising water level due to the many low coastal roads and villages.
Parrothfish (Scaridae), Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Thailand
Parrothfish (Scaridae), Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Thailand
Coral reef, Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Thailand
Black Diadema Sea Urchin (Diadema antillarum), Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Thailand
Norwegian spring spawning herrings, Ålesund aquarium, Norway
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), Ålesund aquarium, Norway
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), Ålesund aquarium, Norway
Humpback whale migration. Ha'apai, Tonga.
Humpback whale calves. Ha'apai, Tonga.
Humpback whale calf. Ha'apai, Tonga.
Humpback whale calf feeding. Ha'apai, Tonga.
Humpback whale mother and calf. Ha'apai, Tonga.
Humpback whale calf. Ha'apai, Tonga.
Humpback whales. Ha'apai, Tonga.
Stingray. Poor Knights Marine Reserve, Northland, New Zealand
Two adult humpbacks during the mating season. Ha’apai, Tonga
Adult male humpbacks sing complex songs during the breeding and migration times. Ha'apai, Tonga.
Humpback whale diving. Ha'apai, Tonga.
A view from behind of a humpback swimming. Ha'apai, Tonga.
Humpback whale mother and calf. Ha'apai, Tonga.
The pectoral fin of a humpback can reach 5 metres in length. Ha’apai, Tonga.
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