In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, Moken children learn to swim on Bocho Island, inhabited by Moken and Myanmarese fishermen, in Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar. Isolated for decades by the country’s former ... more 
In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, Moken children learn to swim on Bocho Island, inhabited by Moken and Myanmarese fishermen, in Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar. Isolated for decades by the country’s former military regime and piracy, the Mergui archipelago is thought by scientists to harbor some of the world’s most important marine biodiversity and looms as a lodestone for those eager to experience one of Asia’s last tourism frontiers before, as many fear, it succumbs to the ravages that have befallen many of the continent’s once pristine seascapes. Although no accurate census is available, about 2,000 Moken are believed to inhabit the archipelago, significantly reduced through migration, intermarriage with Burmese and deaths of males from rampant alcohol and drug abuse. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Altaf Qadri
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:54 AM EDT