Geelvink Bay

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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.
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.
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.
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.
409'E, north of Tridacna Atoll, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua Province, Indonesia, 70 m, clove oil and hand net, M.
The present paper describes two new species that were collected by the authors at Cenderawasih Bay in Papua Barat Province of Indonesia.
058'E, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, 5-12 m, rotenone, G.
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.
The discovery at Cenderawasih Bay was made in connection with our on-going studies of the Bird's Head Region of West Papua.