10 whale sharks were identified in Talisayan Kaltim

The survey of the existence of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) conducted by the Center for Coastal and Marine Resources Management (BPSPL) Pontianak, Berau Marine and Fisheries Service, Mulawarman University and WWF – Indonesia in Talisayan, East Kalimantan, resulted in findings that need to be followed up.

Marine Species Officer of WWF-Indonesia, Casandra Tania when contacted from Pontianak, Monday said there has been no survey or identification of the existence of whale sharks in the region.

“The results of a survey conducted for four days of 16-19 September 2014, found 10 whale sharks,” he said.

Composition, 9 male tail and one female tail measuring from two meters to 7 meters.

According to Casandra Tania, the size of the whale shark found to be classified as a teenager or immature.

“The trend of whale sharks with the majority of immature male individuals is also found in the area of ​​Cenderawasih Bay National Park, West Papua; Papua and Ningaloo Reef, Australia. ”

“The international community of researchers is still uncertain about the whereabouts of individual whale sharks, chicks, and adults,” he said.

He added, whale sharks began to be known in Kalimantan since it appeared in the media coverage in late 2013. However, data on the emergence of whale sharks in Talisayan is still not available, including official data from the Directorate of Area Conservation and Fish Types (KKJI).

“Next year, the plan will be done further research,” said Casancra Tania.

Meanwhile, Head of Coastal and Marine Resources Management Center (BPSPL) Pontianak, Directorate General of Coastal and Small Islands (KP3K), Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (YPIT) Yulita Wismaneli said there is still a lot of information to be extracted from fully protected fish based on KEPMEN KP No. 18 of 2013 on the Determination of the Status of Whale Shark Protection, because of the lack of data and information.

“BPSPL Pontianak facilitates the initial scientific research by conducting a Whale Shark Identification Survey at Talisayan,” he said.

While the head of DKP Berau, Fuadi, through the Head of Coastal and Small Islands Conservation and Development Section, Yunda Zuliarsih, said, whale sharks around the chart in Talisayan Waters provide opportunities for tourism development. However, before any tourism (tourism) activities are initiated, surveys for early information gathering need to be done so that tourism activities do not flourish wildly.
The whale sharks or those of the Talisayan community known as the shark or Labetti (spotted fish) will be the fascinate and marine tourism icons for Talisayan Subdivisions.

Surveys have been the initial stages of Whale Shark study in Talisayan.

“BPSPL Pontianak plans to conduct further surveys next year to deepen existing information by involving many parties such as from scientific authorities (LIPIs), Universities and NGOs in its implementation,” said the responsible for survey activities and Balikpapan Satpires, BPSPL Pontianak, Isaac Yusma.

Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world. The species is believed to grow up to 18 -20 m, but rarely find specimens measuring 12 m in weight with 20 tonnes. Despite its size, whale sharks tend to be benign and harmless to humans.

This shark has a gray 2 mm thick leather and is decorated with white totol. According to scientists, the totol-totol pattern is considered unique for each individual and can be used as a basis for the identification of individual whale sharks.

Tropical and subtropical waters are warm (18-30 C) except in the Mediterranian Sea can be found presence of whale sharks. This fish is a migratory animal.

It is suspected that individuals whale sharks encountered in Ningaloo Reef, Australia migrate to the Philippines through Indonesia.

In Indonesia, whale sharks are found in the waters of Sabang, West Kalimantan, Berau, Situbondo, Probolinggo, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Alor, Flores, North Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. In the Probolinggo area, East Java is seasonal in January-March, while in Kwatisore, Teluk Cenderawasih, West Papua, whale sharks are present throughout the year. Trends in other locations, especially in Talisayan, still need further research.


Disinfect Pests Without Pesticides

Silkworm Wealer (Maruca Restualis). When young, the caterpillar is green. As the ages grow, the color of the caterpillar gradually becomes dark brown. These pests attack the pod by piercing the skin of the pod, then eat the fruit flesh and young seeds in it.

There is a very environmentally friendly way to overcome this pest, ie with ant rangrang. Scientifically, every animal has a natural enemy, in this case reproduce ants rangrang to kill caterpillar pests on the long bean in particular, can be an alternative pesticide exterminator without pesticides.


Prevent Mobile Theft in This Way

Since the case of cell phone theft has been rampant and the number continues to increase. But along with technological developments, theft of mobile phones can be prevented by setting the security system on the phone. Especially on Android-based smart phones, iOS and BlackBerry devices.

To set up the security system on your smartphone, Gear Live, Monday (19/8) launches several things that can be done, including:

1. Creating a strong password
This is a simple method as a prefix that can be used to protect the phone from unknown access . On Android devices, passwords can be created with patterns, numeric codes or tap codes. While appointed iPhone 5S, Apple has patented the fingerprint as the access code unlocks the phone.

2. Enable location tracking
In some smartphone models, manufacturers have embedded GPS features that can determine the location of the phone. This helps you keep track of your phone remotely. You can use this feature to track stolen phones or report to the authorities where your phone is located. That way the police will find it easier.

3. Enable automatic data backup
Generally the unfortunate thing about losing the phone is the loss of data stored in it. Therefore if your smartphone platform offers a data backup service to a cloud computing storage system, the wise choice is to use it. By enabling this service at least you do not need to lose data if the phone is lost and do not return. Apps, photos, movies and all data stored in the phone will come back when you get a replacement device.