Takabonerate marine park has the third largest coral atoll in the world, coral reefs are healthy and beautiful, and rich in marine fauna. The location of marine parks located in the District Selayar Islands, about 25 miles from the Citadel, the capital city Selayar Islands District.
Takabonerate Marine Park is an area that is still awake kelamiannya. Throughout the eye could see only the blue expanse of sea coral that looks swell. The islands around it looks green with various plants and has a white sandy beach ramps.
This marine park has the third largest coral atoll in the world after Kwajifein Suvadiva in Marshall Islands and Maldives Islands. Size atoll is approximately 220,000 hectares with a coral reef flat area of 500 square kilometers.
There are 261 types of coral reefs that have been identified from 17 families. Beautiful colorful on the seabed and into the various kinds of ornamental fish. Most of these coral species has formed atoll reefs (barrier reef) and the reef edge (fringing reef). Everything is growing well.
While the plants are located in coastal areas dominated by kelapa (cocos nucifera), pandan laut (Pandanus sp.), cemara laut (Casuarina equisetifolia), and ketapang (Terminalia catappa).
There are about 295 species of reef fish and various species of fish consumption of high economic value, such as grouper, tuna, napoleon wrasse, and baronang. The types of turtles were recorded is hawksbill, green turtle, and turtle.
There are also 244 types of mollusks, including lola, shellfish goat’s head, triton, batulaga, scales clams, pearl shells, and hollow nautilus (Nautilus pompillius).
There are 15 islands in the Marine Park Takabonerate. On the islands it is available inn owned by local residents. Panorama sunset and sunrise is amazing views of the islands.