Posted on | December 29, 2011 | No Comments
Bunaken National Park is representative of Indonesia tropical aquatic ecosystem consisting of mangrove ecosystems, seagrass beds, coral reefs, and land / coastal ecosystems.
In the northern part of the island of Bunaken, Manado Tua island, island Montehage, Siladen island, the island of Nain, Nain Small islands, and some coastal areas of Cape Pisok. While in the Southern Cape coast includ
Potential land islands national park is rich in species of palm, sago, woka, silar and coconut. Animal species that live on the mainland and coastal regions such as Sulawesi black macaques (Macaca nigra nigra), deer (Cervus russa timorensis), and fitch (Ailurops ursinus ursinus).
Plant species in the mangrove Rhizophora Bunaken National Park is sp., Sonneratia sp., Lumnitzera sp., And Bruguiera sp. This forest is rich with various kinds of crabs, shrimp, mollusks and various types of sea birds such as gulls, herons, sea virgin, and cangak sea.
Types of algae found in this park include the type of Caulerpa sp., Halimeda sp., And Padina sp. Seagrass Montehage dominated mainly on the island, and the island of Nain Thalassia hemprichii, Enhallus acoroides, and Thalassodendron ciliatum.
Recorded 13 genera of corals living in waters of Bunaken National Park, dominated by fringing reefs and coral reef barrier. The most interesting is a vertical cliff as far as 25-50 meters.
Approximately 91 species of fish found in the waters of Bunaken National Park, including fish gusumi horse (Hippocampus horse), white OCI (Seriola rivoliana), lolosi yellow tail (Lutjanus kasmira), goropa (Ephinephelus spilotoceps hypselosoma), ila trunk (Scolopsis bilineatus) , and others.
Types of mollusks like giant clams (Tridacna gigas), head of the goat (Cassis cornuta), hollow nautilus (Nautilus pompillius), and tunikates / ascidian.
The best visiting season: May / August each year.
How to reach the location: Bunaken National Park can be achieved through the port of Manado, Marina Nusantara Diving Centre (NDC) at Molas subdistrict and Marina Blue Banter. From Port of Manado to use a motor boat to the island can be reached Siladen + 20 minutes + 30 minutes Bunaken island, island Montehage + 50 minutes and +60 minutes Nain island. From Blue Banter Marina with yacht that is available to the tourist area on Bunaken island can be reached within 10-15 minutes, while the NDC from the port to the dive sites in Bunaken island by speed boat to within + 20 minutes.
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