Kimbe Bay - Papua New Guinea

Kimbe Bay is located on the north coast of the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea's largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago. The island's landscape is dominated by rainforest-covered volcanic cones that rise steeply out of the water, some reaching heights of over 2000m close to shore. Four of these volcanoes are active. But it is Kimbe Bay's wide variety of marine habitats - coral reefs, mangroves, seagrasses, deep ocean waters and seamounts - that make the area a global conservation priority. The bay is part of the Coral Triangle, home to an incredible 76 percent of the world's coral species. Whales, dolphins and sharks feed and breed in the bay's waters.