Tri Nur Sujatmiko conducted a manta survey at Komodo National Park, Indonesia on 02 Oct, 2016

Count:
3 mantas
Location:
Indonesia Manta Point & Karang Makasar, Komodo National Park
Time:
11:45
Depth:
12
Temperature:
27
Group size:
10
Boats:
10
Behavior:
Just Swimming, Cleaning
Current:
No current - able to hold position without finning
Notes:
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Recent Activity
Location
Anchor
Anchor

Boat anchors can cause significant physical damage to corals, especially at reef sites that receive a lot of boat traffic and where insufficient moorings are available. Heavy anchors can smash even the most sturdy corals, while anchor chains and lines can scrape coral and remove living tissue, or wrap around corals and cause damage as the lines move in the water.

Bleaching
Bleaching

Bleaching occurs when corals expel their symbiotic zooxanthellae - pigmented, algae-like protozoa that live within the coral's cells. High temperature, pollution or other stresses can cause the coral to expel its zooxanthellae, leading to a lighter or complete loss of color.