Kakaban Lake : Explore The Uniqueness Of Lake In The Exotic Unique Ecosystem

Kakaban Lake - Kakaban Lake Is A Unique Exotic Island  Being At One of a total of 31 islands belonging to the group of islands Derawan and administratively included in the district of Berau, Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan.

Kakaban Lake

Saving Beauty And The Different Human Uniqueness Of cluster of islands that There Is Such Indonesia.uniqueness is playing safe with jellyfish do not sting in brackish water lake (the only two in the world)

If you look at the map (or look up) then look Kakaban is shaped like the number "9", with an area of ​​approximately 774.2 hectares. The number "9" is a cluster of atolls above sea formed millions of years ago.

Then, for a few thousand years occurred as a result of the appointment process of geological pressure. This makes the atoll rises above sea level to a height of approximately 50 m and made ​​a number of trapped seawater to form a sea water lake (lagoon). The lake is known as the Kakaban Lake.

In Bajo language, meaning Kakaban hug. Naming is related to the physical form in which Kakaban atoll in the northern 'hug' and a lagoon separated from the surrounding seawater. Lake in the middle of the sea is so beautiful turquoise clear. All around the lake grow lush mangrove trees.

Why should I get there?

Kakaban Lake represent ancient life forms that are extreme: this is expressed by a researcher Jonathan Kindon of the Institute of Anthropology and the Department of Animal Biology, University of Oxford, UK. The existence of four species of jellyfish make Kakaban nominated as a world heritage site area (world heritage) that should be protected by UNESCO.

Reportedly, Jellyfish Lake in Island has only two types of jellyfish species are similar. So do not be an exaggeration to call the Kakaban Lake as jellyfish lake's largest and richest diversity in the world.

Kakaban Lake least has four types of jellyfish not menyengat.Adapun Ecosystem Types Such is the moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) (5-50 cm), jellyfish spotted jellyfish

(Mastigias papua) (1-20 cm), box jellyfish the size of a tip of the index finger, Tripedalia cystophora (7-10 mm), and the inverted jellyfish Cassiopea ornata (15-20 cm).

Martigias Papua is the most populated and most nimble moves here and there, while Cassiopeia is the most unique because jellyfish are usually silent on the lake bottom tentacles upside down in the top position.

The existence Kakaban Lake is one of the main reasons tourists to this uninhabited island. Because the lake has brackish water ecosystems unique (endemic) evolved and involved process chemistry, physics, and biology are complicated and lengthy for thousands of years. There have been many researchers from within and outside the country trying to solve the mystery of how an isolated lake ecosystems can be home to endemic animals and plants that live in them.

Endemic lake approximately 2.6 x 1.5 kilometers is home to millions of jellyfish stinging loss capabilities, a carpet of algae in the lake, white anemones and jellyfish prey, fish, and other endemic biota . There are only two types of brackish water lake in the world: Lake Kakaban Derawan Islands and Jellyfish Lake in Island, Micronesia in the southeastern Pacific Ocean

According to the study, the phenomenon of inverted jellyfish is one form of adaptation (read: evolution) in jellyfish survive in an isolated lake. Jellyfish symbiotically with algae for food.

Jellyfish put algae in the legs (tentacles) and moves inversely to get sun light to allow the photosynthesis of algae can occur. In this way, they cook the food.

In addition, morphological changes evident in the jellyfish spotted (Martigias papua), in this lake spotted jellyfish spotted and no longer have the sting sizes shrink and lose function.

Regarding the loss of the ability of a jellyfish sting is because there is no known predators in the lake's endemic. Naturally, they lose the ability to function self-defense system, the ability to sting. Meanwhile, anemones that inhabit this lake turned into a passive predator jellyfish. Anemones in Kakaban Lake white because it was not doing symbiosis with algae.

In addition to the jellyfish, there are 8 species of fish that inhabit the lake with a depth of approximately 11 meters. The four most important species are serinding (Apogon lateralis), Puntang (Exyrias Puntang), coral fry (Antherinomorus endrachtensis) and needlefish (Zenarchopterus dispar).

How Do I get there?

To reach the Kakaban Lake, you can take a speedboat with a capacity of 15 people from Derawan, Maratua, or Sangalaki. It takes approximately 45 minutes from Derawan, 30 minutes from Maratua, and 20 minutes from Sangalaki. The rental fee was about speedboats Rp500.000, - to 1,000,000 - that can be used to visit three islands in one day.

How In The accommodations?

Kakaban are uninhabited island. To meet your accommodation needs, resot Derawan Islands, Sangalaki Island, and Island Maratua may be an option.

In Derawan, there are many inns or cottages located on the coast with prices ranging from 50,000 - to Rp400.000, - per night.

The need to rent snorkeling equipment can be found in three islands closest to Kakaban.

When should I get there?

To enjoy the beauty Kakaban In general Can Do Throughout The Year, But When Rainy Season January until September That Can Cause High Waves Where Ocean Transportation Or Port Of Islands And Will Go Kakakban It In Affect Weather Conditions

Know Before You Go

  • Bring supplies to eat and drink enough while visiting Kakaban and surrounding areas.
  • Participate in preservation and hygiene around the Kakaban Lake including rare and protected, by not littering and not disturb or damage the marine inhabitants of the lake.
  • Ocean currents in the dive spots around Kakaban relatively strong. Rather than fight the current, you should ask speedboat pick you up at the end point of the dive.
  • Kakaban visited with many friends can save costs, such as rental fees speedboat. The more friends (maximum of 15, for a speedboat capacity 15 people), the less you spend on cost sharing for rent speedboat.
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