International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research™

ISSN 2455-6939


Donny Juliandri Prihadi

Marine tourism is now becoming very popular activities in the island nation like in Indonesia. A lot of the good influence of marinel tourism towards well-being, and comfort of society in a tourist location,but there is also disruptive. Integrated coastal management approach has to do with comprehensive. Various ways of integrated management of the coastal region can be done with collaboration of integration of Government, private parties and the community. Marine tourism is an activity that gives more attention to the environment and in the coast and the sea waters, either on the beach or at sea. Marine tourism activities as long as it is known for its diving, snorkling, fishing, boating or play cano, playing water sports such as surfing, jet skiing, and swimming, activities on the beach. Manta rays are one of the biological resources of the sea which became the exotic species of marine fish for diving, snorkling or simply just viewed from the boat. Oceanic Manta Rays (Manta birostris) is a big fish that has a flattened body shape, a tail, long wings, and a pair of eyes that are on the upper side. Manta rays are found in areas of the seabed especially on sandy (benthic), with high current although often foraging in the ocean surface (pelagic). This research aims to know the challenges of marine tourism in Manta Point, and knowing the kind of habitat as well as Oceanic Manta Rays on Manta point the island of Nusa Penida, Bali province. The research was carried out in December 2014 by using method survey. The research results showed the challenge against the larger marine tourism activities due to a myriad of foreign tourists who want to do fun diving, sea fotograpic with oceanic manta rays or just snorkling in Manta Point and found there are 10 species of manta rays were found. Oceanic Manta Rays are found on the South side of Bali's Nusa Penida region namely the Manta Point more than on the other side of the island, This is supposedly due to the difference in the characteristics of the habitat is the area of the rocky seabed, condition its waters the water quality is clear and still correspond to the raw quality of sea water for sea life., and sea current was high.

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