There is an area in the southwest Pacific known as the Coral Triangle. It encompasses parts of six different island nations, and it has the greatest marine biodiversity of any area on earth. And at the heart of the Coral Triangle, on the eastern edge of Indonesia, lies an area of West Papua known as Raja Ampat, meaning Four Kings. Over 1,300 species of fish and 500 species of coral have been documented in this one area, and in 2017, Monica and Bill Grabin had the good fortune to explore it for themselves.
On their fifth trip to Indonesia for scuba diving, they delighted not only in the amazing diversity of fish, molluscs, shellfish, and corals, but also the fantastic birds of the area, including the incomparable Wilson’s Bird of Paradise. On Tuesday, October 16th, York County Audubon is pleased to have Monica and Bill present a program on some of the wonders they’ve encountered. Join us for an evening of amazing creatures and experiences, as well as a little background on the sport of SCUBA.
The program will be at 7 p.m. in the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Free and open to the public. Come early for social time and refreshments.