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Komodo National Park, Indonesia

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)

Abstract

Komodo is a volcanic island inhabited by a population of giant lizards that exist nowhere else in the world, whose appearance and aggressive behavior have led to them being called “Komodo dragons.” The topography of the island is steep and rugged, dominated by a range of rounded north-south oriented hills. The rugged hillsides and pockets of thorny green vegetation contrast with the white sandy beaches and the blue waters colonized by corals. The seas around the island have been among the most productive in the world due to upwelling and a high degree of oxygenation resulting from the strong tidal currents. The marine site has sea mounts, semi-enclosed bays, and seagrass beds.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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