In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 photo, Maali, an elderly Moken man, nomads of the sea, smokes a pipe as he adjusts a paddle on his canoe on Island 115 in Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar. The Moken group of ... more 
In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 photo, Maali, an elderly Moken man, nomads of the sea, smokes a pipe as he adjusts a paddle on his canoe on Island 115 in Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar. The Moken group of several families are spending 10 days hunting for squid and whatever else they can collect before returning to their village on another island toward Myanmar’s southwestern coast with a lacework of 800 islands, what is known as the Lost World. 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. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Altaf Qadri
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