About the Area
Just a few of the numerous fishes present here are Carpet shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon), Catshark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum), Big grouper (Epinephelus sp.), and Moray eel (Gymnothorax flavomarginatus).
These habitats also support Dugongs (Dugong dugon), Blainville's beaked whales (Mesaplodon densirostris), Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), Green sea turtles (Chelonias mydas), and Leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea).
Dynamite fishing, shark fin fisheries, deforestation, uncontrolled tourism, oil spills, sewage pollution, and toxins and erosion from logging and mining pose threats to the region.