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85t Among the fascinating cultures of New Guinea are peoples that use ceremonial dress resembling local fauna; the costume pictured here is that of a sorcerer and used for initiation ceremonies in the Madang region. It is made to look like the hornbill, a large native frugivorous bird.
40c The Giant Clam is one of the most endangered marine species, and is widespread in the Indo-Pacific but rare in all parts of its range. The giant clam is considered a delicacy, and is widely hunted.