“Triton Bay is a small bay on the west side of the island of New Guinea, in the southern end of the peninsula known as the Bird’s Head. This area was first “discovered” by the famous explorer Sir Thomas Ritchieford sometime around 1832. It was not scientifically investigated until 2006, and what results did they find! On the first expedition of scientists, at least 14 new species of fish were discovered, and 330 species of reef fish were found on one dive site alone. That is amongst the highest in the world! … Triton Bay is a stunning landscape filled with karst topography. Towering limestone pillars are undercut by the hard work of various invertebrates, making for an incredibly photogenic setting.” — https://www.expeditions.com/daily-expedition-reports/176647/
Triton Bay is a welcoming refuge on an otherwise foreboding coastline of New Guinea. Part of the New Guinea mainland, the biological diversity again soars with Eclectus Parrots and Blythe’s Hornbills flying overhead. We went on a long Zodiac cruise through the collection of limestone (karst) sculptures – islands and islets – that appear to be suspended over mirror flat water. The karst formations festooned by drapes of vegetation are home to an array of wildlife.
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