Life Giving Volcanic Sands: Underwater Kaleidoscope of Bali
Text and Photography by Zafer KIZILKAYA
Shaped by the largest volcanoes in the world, Indonesian Archipelago is also known as “Ring of Fire”. Scientists believe that the amazingly rich underwater biological diversity of Indonesian waters is closely related with long time volcano activities. Disturbance given by those activities is major contributor of rich marine life diversity -over 3000 fish species and countless numbers of invertebrates- living on the reefs surrounding Indonesian Islands. Black sand habitats on the skirts of Gunung Batur and Gunung Agung volcanoes have the most colorful and unusual critters in Balinese waters...
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