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30 May 2010

Bunaken Island: World's Most Beautiful Sea Park

Bunaken is an area of 8.08 km ² island in the Bay of Manado, located in the northern island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. This island is part of the city of Manado, the provincial capital of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken island can be traveled by ship fast (speed boat) or a rented boat with about 30 minutes journey from the port city of Manado. Bunaken Island Around Bunaken marine park there which is part of the Bunaken National Park. This marine park has a marine biodiversity one of the highest in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Overall Bunaken marine park covers an area of 75,265 hectares with five islands within it, namely the island of Manado Tua, Bunaken Island, Island Siladen, Mantehage Island follows several children island, and island Naen. Although covering an area 75,265 hectares, the location of dive (diving) is limited in each of the five beaches that surround the island.

National Park Bunaken as the world's most beautiful sea park has diversity species of rare aquatic organisms such as sea cow, dugong-dugong, dolphins and various species of ornamental fish seprti Hippocampus sp., Giant clams, hawksbill, green sea turtles. In the region there are plain black monkey (Macaca nigra).

One of the uniqueness of Bunaken SeaPark is the depth of the sea that separates the mainland of Sulawesi, which can reach 1000 meters. This depth becomes a kind of pressure a variety of human activities on the mainland of Sulawesi that may affect adversely the Bunaken Sea Park. Maybe this is what causes Bunaken Sea Park current intensity until the damage is still lower than many other sea parks. The types of large fish such as tuna, marlin, hammerhead sharks, rays, display, cekalang, barracuda, dolphins and even whales often pass through these waters.

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