An Unforgettable Moment In The Island Weh

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WEH ISLAND (or We) is a small volcanic island located in the northwest of Sumatra Island. This island extends along 15 kilometers (10 miles) at the northernmost tip of Sumatra. The island was once connected to the island of Sumatra, but later separated by the sea after a volcano eruption last time in the Pleistocene era. The island is located in the Andaman Sea. Largest city in the Weh Island is Sabang, the western of Indonesia. Nicobar Islands and Andaman Islands is the largest island, spread in a line from Sumatra to the Burma plate.

Weh Island famous for ecosystem. The Indonesian government has set the region as far as 60 km from the edge of the island both in and out as nature reserves. Big-mouthed sharks can be found on the coast of this island. In addition, this island is the only habitat for threatened status of frogs, Bufo valhallae (genus Bufo). Coral reefs around the island is known as a habitat for various fish species.

Four small islands around Weh Island are Klah Island, Rubiah Island, Seulako Island, and Rondo Island. Among the four, Rubiah famous as tourist dive for coral reefs.

During the years 1997-1999, Conservation International conducted a survey of coral reefs in the region. According to the survey, relatively few coral diversity, but diversity of fish species is very large. Some species found during the survey including Pogonoperca ocellata, Chaetodon gardneri, Chaetodon xanthocephalus, Centropyge flavipectoralis, Genicanthus caudovittatus, Halichoeres cosmetus, Stethojulis albovittatus, Scarus enneacanthus, Scarus scaber and Zebrasoma desjardinii.


Beside the underwater ecosystem, the island of Weh is the only habitat of the endangered frog species, named Bufo valhallae (genus "Bufo"). This species is known only from illustrations of this island. Because of deforestation on the island of Weh, the population of these species is uncertain.





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11 komentar:

  1. I am about to travel somewhere tropical for the first time since I was three years old. I am very excited, great pssts, very imformative. Thank you!

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  2. Oh man that looks like so much fun. I didn't go scuba diving last time I vacationed in the tropics and I totally regret it. Next time!

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  3. Thanks for the info, It´s really a must see place. Sumatra and the other island in that region are simple incredible. Best Joyce

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  4. Hey,
    unbelievable how much colours there are under water. Really nice pics. Will visit the region of indonesia / thailand as far as possible.

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  5. Hello,

    Nice post I Like your site very well and continue to do so.

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  6. I love the ocean and water. I believe you have found me somewhere to go to relieve stress. This is a great get-away place for vacation. I am going to bring the family to see the wonders of indonesia.

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  7. The coral reefs in that region are the best. Just a bit north of Indonesia are the coral reefs in the Philippines that are also great destinations.

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  8. Nice place to visit. But Indonasian Islands always had fear of volconic and Tsunami.

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  9. nice place i am planning to spend my honeymoon there...thanks for the info ;)

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  10. Thanks for the helpful information in your article. Just continue to write so.

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