The Epicentre of Marine Biodiversity

According to the scientists who is found 52 new species in Indonesia recently, that the Bird's Head peninsula at the western end of New Guinea Island is the epicentre of marine biodiversity. There are 1,223 species of fish and 600 types of corals. Covering about 18,000 sq km (6,950 miles), it has a greater concentration of species than Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef, covering an area 10 times bigger, has slightly more types of fish (1,464 species) but just 405 species of coral. And the bigger Carribean Sea has fewer than 1,000 species of fish and just 58 types of coral.