Enchantment of the Island Komodo Dragons

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Contests 7 new wonders of nature is held by the New Open World Foundation, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Partnerships. This institution, which last year also set a new 7 wonders of the world to eliminate the Borobudur Temple. In this category the committee vote tourism objects made by humans. In the selection of new 7 wonders of nature that is now ongoing, the committee invites the world choose the tour that natural naturally formed by nature. Komodo National Park is the only place in the world of ancient animals that live Komodo dragons.

Komodo National Marine Park is a unique marine sanctuary created by strong currents and upwellings that transport nutrient-rich waters throughout the park supporting a cornucopia of bio diversity. The Komodo National Marine Park is the Southern-most boundary of Wallacea (the transitional area for the flora and fauna of Asia and Australia) and offers truly legendary diving. The Komodo region has everything from majestic mantas, schooling jacks, barracudas and tuna to pigmy seahorses, nudibranchs, ghostpipe fish, and crustaceans galore. Scuba divers often encounter a new species while diving in the Komodo National Park.

Mangrove forests, seagrass beds, and pristine coral reefs are among the most important habitats at the Komodo National Park. Komodo offers world class scuba diving in a staggering variety of sites with walls, coral gardens, pinnacles, drop offs as well as quiet bays and inlets for macro photographers seeking rarely seen critters.
The The Nature Conservancy has recorded an estimated 1000 fish species, 260 reef building coral species and 70 sponge species in the Komodo National Park with a particularly high number of Tubipora musica (organ pipe coral) accounting for the famous pink sand beaches around the park. Turtles and marine mammals frequent Komodo's waters with occasional whale sightings as well.

The infamous Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis), is a land-dwelling, carnivore and the planet's largest lizard. The Komodo dragon is also an excellent swimmer. From prehistoric times, the Komodo Dragon roamed these lands undiscovered until 1912. With twenty enormous griffin-like talons and layers of serrated backward-slanting teeth, the Komodo Dragon is a voracious cannibal. Fast on its feet, reaching speeds of up to 15 mph, their mouths carry a virulent bacteria which eventually immobilizes the Komodo Dragon's prey once bitten. The Komodo Dragon can reach up to 3 meters in length and weigh over 200 kilograms. The ferocious appearance and flicking yellow tounge is thought to be the source of many early mariner's tales of fire-breathing dragons prowling the islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

2 comments:

Erik said...

Pulau komodo, ternyata menyimpan panorama keindahan alam.

Indra said...

wah... INdah banget

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