Image Gallery: Marine Expedition of Timor-Leste

Rich reefs, beautiful beaches, spectacular species and more... here are the photographic highlights from the marine survey stage of the Museum's expedition to Timor-Leste.

Both the terrestrial and marine surveys will answer questions about biodiversity and provide crucial data for identifying new areas that may need to be conserved in one of the world's youngest nations.

For the marine trip, fourtenn Museum scientists and one blogger collected specimens at selected survey sites using a variety of techniques.