Krakatoa

Krakatoa

 

Mount Krakatoa in Indonesia erupted to a devastating effect on August 27th 1883.

The sound of it erupting was heard in Bangkok, 3000 miles away and the tsunami (or giant waves) it created were 45 metres high and travelled at 700mph. At Deep Sea World you will see a recreation of the remnants of these villages devastated by Krakatoa and the exotic creatures that now live among their ruins.

Within the Krakatoa tank at Deep Sea World you will find Yellow Saffin Tang, Blue Damsel, Blue Spotted Humbug, Banner Fish, Green Chromis, Domino Damsel and Batfish to name a few. The long snout of the Yellow Tang allows it to graze effortlessly on algae. It is unusual to find a marine fish of a single colour. The Blue Damsel is one of the most attractive fish, which is often seen darting around the corals in large numbers in a superb metallic blue mass.