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Mangrove Crabs New Caledonia Baie du Prony
New Caledonia

Huge mangrove crabs, Sylla serrata, reaching over 25-cm in shell width, live in the mud below the long roots of the mangroves at the mouth of the Riviere des Kaoris in Prony, New Caledonia.

This is one of the few areas in the world where the water in a mangrove estuary is clear - but colored slightly by the tannins from the mangroves.

Mangroves are vital components of the lagoon ecosystem, acting as a nursery for many important species of fish and invertebrates and as a filter/barrier that traps sediment and prevents it from polluting the lagoon, while also protecting the land from erosion.

For information on the anchorages of New Caledonia visit the cruising guide to New Caledonia

Copyright: Richard Chesher
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Hochgeladen: 13/09/2009
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