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Geelvink Bay

 

(Sarera), a gulf of the Pacific Ocean along the northwest coast of New Guinea. It extends 305 km into the land, with a width of 450 km at its entrance into the ocean. Its maximum depth is 1,627 m. In the south are coral reefs. Islands at its entrance include Japen, Biak, and Supiori. The eastern shore is flat and the western, mountainous. It has irregular 12-hour tides, with a height of about 2.5 m. There are many settlements on the shores of the bay.

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Meanwhile, on the coast of Papua New Guinea is the extremely deep Cenderawasih Bay, where fishermen have forged an unlikely alliance with giant whale sharks.
galei from Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, which differs in having 7-8 large, horizontally elongate dark spots on the lower side between the abdomen and caudal-fin base, a cluster of solid dark post-cephalic spots, and usually about 25 dark spots on the upper surface of the head.
galei de Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, qui diare par la presence de 7-8 grandes taches sombres etalees a l'horizontale sur le cote inferieur, entre l'abdomen et la base de la caudale, par un ensemble de taches postcephaliques foncees et, generalement, d'environ 25 taches sombres sur la partie superieure de la tete.
The Kaisiepo family hails from Biak-Numfor in Cenderawasih Bay.
They are, from east to west, the Sentani and nearby North Coast groups ear Jayapura; the Asmat and Kamoro of the south coast between Agats and Timika; and the Biak-Yapen-Manokwan peoples, distributed around Cenderawasih Bay, that separates the "Bird's Head" from the rest of New Guinea.
Lastly, Reesink considers the westernmost Papuan languages of Cenderawasih Bay and the Bird's Head, North Halmahera and Timor-Alor-Pantar, which fall into five small families and four isolates, but show evidence of contact-induced structural changes.
It is hypothesized that these species arose from a common ancestor that was once widely distributed along the northern margin of the New Guinea-Australian Plate, but land and current barriers formed over the past few million years have facilitated isolation and eventual speciation in the Cenderawasih Bay population.
On emet l'hypothese que ces especes descendent d'un ancetre commun qui a du connaitre un jour une large distribution le long de la bordure nord de la plaque d'Australie--Nouvelle Guinee, mais des barrieres de terres et de courants ont du favoriser l'isolation depuis quelques millions d'annees et la formation d'une espece dans la population de Cenderawasih Bay.
4) The most widely spoken languages are Dani and Yali in the Baliem Valley and vicinity, Ekari (or Me) of the western central highlands, Moni to the northeast of the Ekari, the Asmat languages of the southern coastal region, Biak (the main Austronesian language) in Cenderawasih Bay, and Sentani on the north coast around Lake Sentani.
Four specimens were eventually collected in September 2010 by the second author during deep (60-70 m) scuba dives at Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua Province, Indonesia.
The present paper describes two new species that were collected by the authors at Cenderawasih Bay in Papua Barat Province of Indonesia.
The present paper describes two new species that were collected with spear and rotenone during recent surveys at Nusa Penida (near Bali) and Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua during November 2009.