Image: Adam Docker
A colorful washing line
The reefs to which Docker is referring are part of the Coral Triangle, which is an ecologically valuable area between Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Timor-Leste. It’s also an area teeming with fish and coral and is recognized as the global center of marine biodiversity – earning it the nickname “The Amazon of the Seas”. Over 120 million people are sustained by this incredible part of the ocean, including the Bajau, who rely on fishing for sustenance and income.