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Over-under shots showing shallow reef system and mangroves in background. McLaren (Kofulu) Harbour, Tufi, Papua New Guinea

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Traditional method of fishing in the shallow waters. After being trapped in an area surrounded by nets, the men snorkel to spear the fish. "Sweetlips" are a favorite of the village communities of the Tufi area, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea

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Wonderful mother with baby in Kofure Village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea. Note her "t" shirt reads "Love reminds you that nothing else matters.

Along the Bismarck Sea
Michele Westmorland

The intricate shores along the Bismark Sea is in an area called, Tufi. It's complexity is because Cape Nelson in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, was formed by sunken rivers mouths called rias. It is also important to remember the people of Oro depend on these water ways, with access to the sea, as vital to their fishing abilities.

Michele Westmorland
Oct 20, 2021

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