Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Background refers to the standard rate of extinction in earth's geological and biological history before humans became a primary contributor to extinctions.
Scientists estimate we are now losing species at 1000 to 10 000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day.
Documentarian and naturalist, Lucy Liu, created a gripping video surrounding the oceans of Raja Ampat. She includes rare sightings of marine life such as:
• Mushroom Coral Pipefish
• Epaulette Shark (also known as the Raja Walking Shark)
• Christmas Worm
• Electric Fire Clam (Flame Scallop)
• Ringed Pipefish
Lucy also lists the conservation status of species such as:
Wonders of Raja Ampat by Lucy Liu:
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