The Bumphead parrotfish is a classified as a vulnerable species and will be considered endangered very soon. Bumpheads are so important to our coral reefs that they are commonly referred to as the Gardeners of the Reef. Each adult ingests over 5 tons of structural reef carbonates per year, contributing significantly to the bioerosion of reefs that leads to healthy growing reefs in the world. You get to see them grazing here at Barrcuda Point.
The Grey reef shark is an amazing fish you will definitely see when you dive Barracuda Point. You can see them in the blue swimming in the outer reef. They are quite large and look quite dangerous but they do not pose a threat to divers. Barracuda Point boast of housing many sharks but I can assure you that the dives are all very safe with virtually zero threat of shark attacks.
The corals at Sipadan, like this massive Cabbage coral are all very healthy and abundant since Sipadan is not threatened by coral-bleaching that is rampantly killing corals around the globe. Divers are always briefed before entering the water and the general dive briefing always covers marine conservation. All divers are told not to step on corals and to maintain proper buoyancy during dives. All the dive guides at Sipadan have made a pledge to reduce human impact on coral reefs and the healthy and growing corals here show that the dive guides are continuing to find success in protecting Sipadan.
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