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Expeditions to Papua New Guinea

Milne Bay, PNG    
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November 7, 2010

A short distance north of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef lays Papua New Guinea, in the heart of the 'Coral Triangle'. The reefs here are the most abundant, diverse and intact coral reef systems remaining on the planet.

Fascinating marine creatures such as pygmy seahorses, 'mimic' octopus, cryptic fish and multitudes of outlandish nudibranchs have only recently been discovered with many more awaiting scientific description. Large animals such as Whale Shark, Hammerheads and Mantas still frequent these waters.

David Hannan has been extensively documenting Papua New Guinea's marine life in the Milne Bay area as a major project since 2006. Many of the scenes in 'Coral Sea Dreaming - Awaken' and 'Undersea Edens' were filmed in this region.

David and the team at Plankton Productions are now creating the largest HD footage library of its kind for use in documentaries, education and all kinds of new media programs.

"We have already archived hundreds of hours of HD vision of PNG's underwater riches with more trips planned for 2011.

We would like to support marine education throughout the country by providing access and use of our footage for the long-term benefit of future generations.

We are also supporting the development of sustainable marine eco-tourism in PNG because we see it as an essential economic pathway to the future health, management and preservation of one of the worlds few last truly wild natural history places."

The deep, remote, clear and protected waters of Milne Bay feature numerous islands and reefs only accessible by boat. Operating out of the port of Alotau, MV Chertan is a fabulous floating frontline base for current filming expeditions.

For more information about MV Chertan visit www.chertan.com

Backup at nearby Tawali Resort also offers travelers a unique location to dive, dine, explore, relax and enjoy the unspoiled wonders of this magnificent part of the world.

For more information about Tawali Resort visit www.tawali.com




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