Indonesia: Komodo & Bali SurveySouth East Asia Expedition: Survey 2
UNESCO Marine World Heritage Site - inscribed in 1991
Indonesia is the largest archipelago country in the world, spanning 5,000 km from the Indian to Pacific Oceans and consisting of approximately 17,500 islands. Most of these islands are of volcanic origin and rise up from deep oceanic waters. Most critically for us, 16% of the world's coral reefs are located in Indonesia - more than 39,500 sq km, this gives us a huge variety of coral reef ecosystems to survey. The coral reefs found in this area are part of an area known as the "coral triangle", they are said to be the most biologically rich marine environments in the world.
We have multiple teams surveying different parts of Indonesia throughout 2014. The first stop for us is Komodo Island, home to the world's largest lizards, the Komodo Dragon.