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Bunaken National Marine Park has a Special Character

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Have all of you ever heard Bunakens National Marine Park? Bunaken itself is a name of island. Bunaken island covered about 8 km2. Bunaken island is part of Bunaken National Marine Park. Bunaken National park take a place at Northern  tip of  Sulawesi. Administratively belong to Manado municipal.  Bunaken National Marine Park serves  scuba diving spot to attract the visitor to this National Marine Park.

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Bunaken National Marine Park are extremely deep, it’s for about 1566 m located in Manado Bay. Bunaken National Marine Park it sel covered area approximately 890.65 km2.  Bunaken National Marine Park  consist of  Bunaken island, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain dan Siladen. The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and  notable first Indonesia’s growing system of marine parks.

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The  interesting part of this national marine park which is overlaIn by sparkling clear  and warm tropical water. All  of the aquatic ecosystem that found most naturalist. It such a treasure trove of biodiversity . The special thing of this marine national park has clear visibility, refreshing in temperature, and have high level of biodeversity in the world.  Various diversity of coral, fish, echinoderms or spoge. For example, in Bunaken National Marine Parks found 7 of 8 species of giant clams occur in the world.  It also claims have seven times of genera of coral than Hawaii also more than 70 % of all the known fish species of Indo – Western Pacific. Bunaken National  Marine Park has a special character.

It’s look like paradise of snorkeler or diver. It found my 33 species of butterfly fish and numerous types of groupers, damsels, wrasses, and gobies in Lekuan or Fukuai spot.  The gobies is small fish with bulging eyes.

About 20.000 inhabbitant live on  Bunaken National Marine Park. It’s make an idea to make park management as ways to promote Bunaken avoid overexploration by native inhabbitant. The native worked as local communities, government offiials, dive resort operators,   local nature groups, tourist. Many scientist have an active role in developig in zone for diving, collection wood, fishing, etc.

 

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