Friday, April 5, 2013

Exotic Coral Reefs - Wakatobi

Wakatobi, located in the province of Southeast Sulawesi, the island consists of Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko, famous for its underwater natural beauty rich in coral reefs and other marine species.

Wakatobi which is home to hundreds of species of coral has been named as the center of the Coral Triangle (the world's coral triangle which consists of Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Brunei Darussalam, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste).
Not only that, Wakatobi archipelago also has a pristine nature, quiet with fresh sea water, underwater caves adjacent to each other that are served exclusively for true nature lovers.

In addition to diving and snorkeling, the beach is also provided specialized motor diving, snorkeling tours and exploration in the islands. A small area located next to an area of ​​8 km2 Tomia Island, named the island Tolandona (Onernobaa Island) is unique because the island is surrounded by beautiful marine park.

 Richness of fish species that have this national park as many as 93 species of food fish and ornamental fish trade among argus spots (Cephalopholus argus), takhasang (naso unicornis), pogo-pogo (Balistoides viridescens), napoleon (Cheilinusundulatus ), red fish (Lutjanus biguttatus ), rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus), Amphiprion melanopus,Chaetodon specullum, Chelmon rostratus, Heniochusacuminatus, Lutjanus monostigma, Caesio caerularea , and others.

In addition there are several species of sea birds such as goose-stone brown (Sula leucogaster plotus), kettle melayu (Charadrius peronii), erasia kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), there are also three species of turtles that often landed on the islands in the Park is hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtles jars (CarettaCaretta ), and fission turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).

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