Ilot Signal Marine Reserve New Caledonia
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Panoramabillede af Richard Chesher PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taget 22:23, 24/06/2008 - Views loading...

Ilot Signal Marine Reserve New Caledonia

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Ilot Signal, also called Ilot Te Ndu, is part of the Southern Lagoon park, a network of protected marine reserves in the lagoon offshore of Noumea. The name comes from the coral block tower that used as a landmark by ships heading to Noumea in the late 1800s. There is a walking trail around the island, lovely beaches and informational signs describing the flora and the sea birds that nest on the island during their breeding seasons. Be sure to look up to see the sea eagle in the image. For all the relevant information on Ilot Signal see the Nautical cruising guide to New Caledonia.

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A: New Caledonia Marine Reserve Ilot Signal

Af Richard Chesher, 430 meter væk

Ilot Signal became a special marine reserve in 1989. It protects the island, the plants, the birds, a...

New Caledonia Marine Reserve Ilot Signal

B: Pontoon New Caledonia Coral Reef

Af Richard Chesher, 7.4 km væk

12 nautical miles west of Noumea there is a pontoon with underwater viewing ports and a swimming plat...

Pontoon New Caledonia Coral Reef

C: Red Sea Fan, Octopus and Ilot Mbe Kouen

Af Richard Chesher, 7.9 km væk

Ilot Mbe Kouen is a miniscule dot of white sand with a touch of green and a solitary palm tree; just ...

Red Sea Fan, Octopus and Ilot Mbe Kouen

D: Deserted Island Beach New Caledonia Mbe Kouen

Af Richard Chesher, 8.1 km væk

Now here is your iconic deserted island. A spec of sand with one solitary palm tree (still not very g...

Deserted Island Beach New Caledonia Mbe Kouen

E: Areal Lagoon Isle Mbe Kouen

Af Richard Chesher, 8.1 km væk

Ilot Mbe Kouen is a little island just inside the New Caledonia Great Barrier Reef. In fact, if you l...

Areal Lagoon Isle Mbe Kouen

F: Coral Reef Garden New Caledonia Mbe

Af Richard Chesher, 8.2 km væk

Ilot Mbe Kouen is just 12 nautical miles west of Noumea, New Caledonia. It is a tiny lagoon islet - m...

Coral Reef Garden New Caledonia Mbe

G: New Caledonia Coral Reef Diversity

Af Richard Chesher, 8.4 km væk

This is a lush, thriving coral reef near Ilot Mbe Kouen, just inside of New Caledonia's Great Barrier...

New Caledonia Coral Reef Diversity

H: Triton eating starfish New Caledonia

Af Richard Chesher, 8.4 km væk

The Triton Shell, Charonia tritonis, is one of the most valuable and famous sea shells in the world. ...

Triton eating starfish New Caledonia

I: New Caledonia underwater panorama Ilot Mbo

Af Richard Chesher, 8.7 km væk

In 2008 the shallow coral reef on the eastern side of Ilot Mbo was alive and thriving. This underwate...

New Caledonia underwater panorama Ilot Mbo

J: New Caledonia Beach Baie Maa

Af Richard Chesher, 10.0 km væk

The Maa Peninsula in New Caledonia forms the western border of Noumea's commercial harbour. It is a w...

New Caledonia Beach Baie Maa

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Dette er et overblik over New Caledonia

New Caledonia is the closest South Pacific Island to Australia and New Zealand. It is a French Territory and although the official language is French the culture is a blend of Melanesian, European, Polynesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, and more. There is one large mountainous island called Grande Terre and 6 smaller islands - the three Loyalty Islands, Belep and the Isle of Pines.

The islands are remarkably unpopulated and there are vast areas of wilderness. There are hundreds of kilometers of walking treks, camp grounds, more than 42 parks and reserves, and crystal clear rivers with sparkling waterfalls. Almost one third of the population is located in the capital city of Noumea. Nickel mining is the primary industry and is the major contributor to the high standard of living in the country. Grande Terre is surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world and the protected lagoon created by this barrier reef is the largest in the world. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the lagoon is 24,000 square kilometers and supports a diverse and luxuriant fauna of fish and invertebrates.

The vibrant, clear and rich colors are one of the first things that visitors notice when they arrive. Noumea has a complete range of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and activities to welcome visitors.

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