Thursday, January 17, 2008
There a new live under the Sea of Papua
if you are under sea water maniac. this is the place you must try. Beside the under sea panorama, there also nice view seeing the fish's, lot of fish. with various color, round and round never stop all the day.
this view can only see in Raja Ampat arhipelago, west of Papua, maybe you never heard this place. It's because this place will never be found on tourism guide book of Indonesia. all information about this place only you can find in internet.
Many tourist visiting this place wrote about it. they impress with the beauty. Dr John Veron, coral expert from Australia, in a website says that he have identified 450 kind of coral in two weeks research in Raja Ampat. From 450 kinds of coral, 7 is the new variety of coral in science. "finding new coral just in one visit, that is something that i cant imagine....." said Veron. Gerry Allen fish expert, say something similiar with Veron, only the different is the Gerry say about the Variety of the fish.
Expert Team from Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, dan Lembaga Oseanografi Nasional (LON) Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) have doing some quick count about this place in the year of 2001 and 2002. The result is, they have write data that in Raja Ampat have more than 540 kinds of hard coral (75% of variety in the world), more than 1000 kinds of coral fish, 700 kinds of molusca gonodactyloid stomatopod crustaceans.
that number more than number you can get in other place, and this place would become conservation area. so there a new live that found live under the sea of Papua.