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Living Coral Reefs
Misool, formerly spelled Mysol, is one of the four major islands in the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua, Indonesia. The island spans 2,034 km², with its highest pointpoint is 561 m above sea level. Though lightly populated, the main towns here are Waigama, located on the island’s northern coast, and Lilinta.
The inhabitants speak the Biga language and Matbat language, as well as Indonesian.
Other islands of this group include Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. Additionally, other numerous small islands, such as Kofiau, grace this area.
The Raja Ampat archipelago is the part of Coral Triangle which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth. Vibrant soft corals and whimsical clown anemonefish thrive beneath the surface. Here, powder-white beaches frame pristine coral reefs. Underwater, reefs teem with ocean life.