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The name of Karimunjawa is taken from Javanese language 'Kremun kremun saking tanah Jawi' addressed by one of the Wali Songo [the Nine Saints who introducing  Islam in Java] to describe how far this mini archipelago from Java, to be exact from Semarang and Jepara.

Stands from 27 islands, this mini archipelago became marine national park and it's like a treasure for those who loves marine life.  Here can be found protected coral reefs [very colourful plateaus and plains in deep and shallow waters], secluded and tranquil white beaches [seems no-one there], pelican and hornbill, seagrass and kinds of sea creatures, from crabs, anchovy, starfish, sharks, stingray, jellyfish, red snappers, etc.

Several additional info from handbook of marine biology: 

~ ecosystem type: rainforest plain with seagrass, algae, mangrove and coral reef
~ stands from 27 islands in the chain of archipelago
~ specialities vegetation: Crystocalyx macrophyla
~ type of algae: green, brown and red
~ mangrove with kind of vegetation: Terminalia cattapa, Casuarina equisetifolia, Scaerota frustescens, Strebus asper, Hibiscus tiliaceus and Rhizophora mucronata
~ kind of coral reefs: fringing reef, barrier reef and patch reef. stands from 51 genus, 90 types of hard corals and 242 species of fish.
~ protected items on the sea: Antiphates spp, Tubipora musica, Cassis cornuta, Charonia tritonis, Nautilus pompillius, Turbo marmoratus and 6 types of kima
~ animal on land: Cervus timorensis subspec, Macaca fascicularis karimondjawae, 40 kinds of birds like Ducula aenea, Haliaeetus leucogaster [warning: so rarely found nowadays], Pycnonotus goiavier, Psittacula alexandri, Eretmochelys imbricata, Chelonia mydas and local snake called 'edor'


May 10, 2006 change by ukirsari (2 points)

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