April 20, 2021, 12.44 AM

"The closest ecosystem to the sandbar is a seagrass bed consisting of enhalus acoroides seagrass, Pacific turtlegrass [thallasia hemprichy], little Neptune grass [cymodocea], clover grass [halophila], and halodule pinifolia seagrass.

Local seaweed cultivators have started to tie seaweed seeds from the sandbar. Authorities in NTT and Rote Ndao planned to name the new landmass Pulau Paskah or Easter Island, asi it was first visible on Easter Sunday, April 4. 

(Writer: Kupang Contributor Sigiranus Marutho Bere | Editor: David Oliver Purba)



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