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  • Kenya
  • Watamu Marine National Park

Watamu Marine National Park

Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve
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The green turtle is common in Watamu Marine Park
Location Watamu, Kenya (300m offshore)
Nearest city Malindi, Mombasa
Coordinates view on map
Established 1968 (1968)
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Service

Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve is located in Kenya. Established in 1968, it was one of Kenya's first marine parks. It is located about 90 miles (140 km) north of Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city. Its coral gardens are merely 300 metres (980 ft) from the shore and are home to approximately 600 species of fish, 110 species of stony coral and countless invertebrates, crustaceans and molluscs. Water temperature varies from 20 degrees Celsius (June to November) to 30 degrees Celsius (December to May). The park was designated as a biosphere reserve in 1979.

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