Indonesia was worth mentioning as an underwater paradise. Previously we've talked about the Raja Ampat (Papua), Karimun Java, Komodo's Island and now we will visit one of the underwater paradise Wakatobi district, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Wakatobi is included in the national park area called Wakatobi Marine National Park is a marine conservation area. Wakatobi region and the surrounding marine waters covering 1.39 million hectares designated as a national park on July 30, 1996 based on the Minister of Forestry Number 393/Kpts-VI/1996. Wakatobi name taken from the abbreviation of the name of the islands that make up the archipelago, namely Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko, another name from the cluster of islands is the Tukang Besi.
Formerly residents are not aware about the potential beauty of Wakatobi sea, many residents damage following ways:
1. catching fish by using bombs and poison cyanida (NaCN or KCN
2. capture / collection of marine life is protected, such as green turtles, hawksbill turtles, clams, trochus, etc.
3. collecting rocks for the foundation and coastal barricades.
But now residents are already aware of the importance of water Wakatobi conservation. According to the information that very much sepecies coral reefs are found in the Wakatobi. When in the Caribbean, he said there are only 50 species, and in the Red Sea coral reefs found 300 species and in the Wakatobi there are 750 species with a total area of 1.3 million hectares. Wow .. amazing.
Here is some species of coral reefs in the Wakatobi national park. This national park has 25 pieces with clusters of coral reefs around the coast of coral islands along the 600 km. More than 112 coral species from 13 families including Acropora formosa, A. Hyacinthus, Psammocora profundasafla, Pavona cactus, Leptoseris yabei, Fungia molucensis, Lobophyllia robusta, Merulina ampliata, Platygyra versifora, Euphyllia glabrescens, Tubastraea frondes, Stylophora pistillata, throchelliophorum Sarcophyton, and Sinularia spp.
And several species of fish in this national park is 93 species of fish consumption and trade of ornamental fish such as argus spots (Cephalopholus argus), takhasang (naso unicornis), pogo-pogo (Balistoides viridescens), napoleon (Cheilinus undulatus), red fish (Lutjanus biguttatus), baronang (Siganus guttatus), Amphiprion melanopus, Chaetodon specullum, Chelmon rostratus, Heniochus acuminatus, Lutjanus monostigma, Caesio caerularea, and others.
The best visiting season: April to June and October to December each year. C'mon Let's go diving around the world...
Pic source :
http://glensinemart.multiply.com & paolo-octaviano.blogspot.com