For up-to-date information on news, current events, and new species discoveries in Raja ampat and the Bird's Head Seascape, you can visit the BHS website.

Kalabia Walking Shark

Kalabia Environmental Education

Education for Conservation

The namesake of the Kalabia education program is the Raja Ampat walking shark (from the Hemiscyllium genus of shark).  Also commonly known as the epaulette shark or bamboo shark, Kalabia is the local Maya tribe's name for this species of shark found nowhere else on the planet!

Check out this video of another new species of walking shark recently discovered in Indonesian waters.​

Walking Sharks, manta rays...

 ... and so much more!