Photo albums of Sipadan islands

Monday, April 30, 2012

Photo albums of Sipadan islands. Sipadan island is the only oceanic islands in Malaysia, rise 600 meters or 2,000 ft from the sabah. In the Celebes Seas the east coast of Sabah, East Borneo. Sipadan islands was formed by living corals growing of volcanic cones and took thousands years to develop.
Sipadan islands located at Indo-Pacific basin, the center of the richest marines habitats in the world.

Sipadan islands have 3,000 species of fish and hundreds coral species on this ecosystem. Sipadan island has been rated by many dive journals of the top destinations for exotic place in the world. Photo albums of Sipadan islands. Frequently seen in the waters around Sipadan: green and hawksbill turtles (which mate and nest there), enormous schools of barracuda in tornado-like formations as well as large schools of big-eye trevally, and bumphead parrotfish.

Pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks also visit Sipidan. Photo albums of Sipadan islands. A turtle tomb lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that become lost and drown before finding the surface.

In the past, the island was at the center of a territorial dispute between Malaysia and Indonesia. The matter was brought for adjudication before the International Court of Justice and, at the end of 2002, the Court awarded the island along with the island of Ligitan to Malaysia, on the basis of the "effective occupation" displayed by the latter's predecessor (Malaysia's former colonial power, the United Kingdom) and Photo albums of Sipadan islands is the absence of any other superior title. The Philippines had applied to intervene in the proceedings on the basis of its claim to Northern Borneo, but its request was turned down by the Court early in 2001.

On April 23, 2000, 21 people were kidnapped by the Filipino Islamist terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. The armed terrorists arrived by boat and forced 10 tourists and 11 resort workers at gun point to board the vessels and brought the victims to Jolo.