Friday, October 30, 2015

Kakaban islands

For those of you who are fond of diving or snorkeling and want to play safe with jellyfish do not sting in brackish water lake (the only two in the world) then visited Kakaban obliged to enter in your travel agenda. Kakaban is one of a total of 31 islands belonging to the group Derawan Islands and administratively included in the district of Berau, Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan.

The existence Kakaban Lake is one of the main reasons tourists visit the island uninhabited. The reason, the brackish water lake has a unique ecosystem (endemic) involves the process of evolution and the results of chemical, physical, and biological complicated and lengthy for thousands of years. Many researchers from home and abroad to try to solve the mystery of how an isolated lake ecosystem may be home to endemic plants and animals that live in it. Lake endemic approximately 2.6 x 1.5 kilometers is home to millions of jellyfish lost the ability to sting, the carpet algae on lake bottoms, white anemones and jellyfish prey, fish, and other endemic biota , There are only two of this type of brackish water lake in the world: Lake Kakaban Derawan Islands and Jellyfish Lake in Palau, Micronesia in the Pacific Ocean southeast region.