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Underwater Photo Location: Pulau Weh (Weh Island)

Underwater Photo Location: Pulau Weh (Weh Island)

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Weh Island or Pulau Weh or Pulo Weh is a small active volcanic island to the northwest of Sumatra. It was originally connected to the Sumatran mainland and became separated by sea after the volcano's last eruption in the Pleistocene era.[1] The island is situated in the Andaman Sea. The largest city on the island, Sabang, is the westernmost outpost of Indonesia.

The island is known for its ecosystem; the Indonesian government has declared 60 km² of inland and sea around the island as a wildlife protection area. A rare megamouth shark species was found on shore and the island is the only habitat for the threatened toad, Bufo valhallae (genus Bufo). Coral reef areas around the island are known for their large variety of fish species.


Facts about Pulau Weh (Weh Island)
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macrowideangle

by Mohan Thanabalan
Rush Hour! This school of fusillers are surely in a rush heading somewhere....taken in Weh Island, Acheh.

by Serge Abourjeily
Image taken at Canyon on Pulau Weh / North Sumatra

by Adam Hew
Warp speed

by Doug Anderson
Clingfish, Pulau Weh

by Doug Anderson
Tugboat wreck. Sabang Bay, Pulau Weh

by Doug Anderson
Deep reef at The Canyon, Pulau Weh.

by Doug Anderson
Scorpionfish, Pulau Weh

by Henrik Rasmussen
squid at nightdive

by Kf Leong
Moray Eel and coral fishes Pulau Weh, Indonesia

by Kf Leong
Peacock Mantis Shrimp

by Kf Leong
different impression of a nudi

by Nando Cebrián
Razor fish dance. The beauty of the synchro movement of this specie and his shape worth to me spend time trying to get a good shot, Natural light under 8 meters at Gapang Beach, house reef. Pulau Weh. Indonesia.

by Nando Cebrián
Stone fish. One of our typical poisoned fish. Captured at 10 meter deep in Gapang Beach, house reef, Pulau Weh, Indonesia. With monster divers.
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