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Mangrove Crabs New Caledonia Baie du Prony

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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

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Bilder in der Nähe von New Caledonia

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A: Ruins Prony New Caledonia

von Richard Chesher, 640 Meter entfernt

A village once stood here in 1880, part of a prison for convicts from France. The prisoners cut the t...

Ruins Prony New Caledonia

B: Cascade de la Riviere du Kaoris, Prony New Caledonia

von Richard Chesher, 770 Meter entfernt

The Riviere du Kaoris is one of the few watersheads on the planet without any human settlements. The ...

Cascade de la Riviere du Kaoris, Prony New Caledonia

C: Superyachts in New Caledonia - MV Tango

von Richard Chesher, 930 Meter entfernt

Superyachts in New Caledonia, MY TangoMore and more superyachts have been migrating to the cruising g...

Superyachts in New Caledonia - MV Tango

D: Helicopter Lagoon Excursion New Caledonia

von Richard Chesher, 1.1 entfernt

Olivier and JF flew from Noumea to Baie du Prony in Olivier's helicopter. I had told JF I really woul...

Helicopter Lagoon Excursion New Caledonia

E: Kaori River Tree

von Richard Chesher, 1.1 entfernt

Freddy says, "Take a photo of that tiny tree" as I contemplate the best place to do a sphere image of...

Kaori River Tree

F: Anchorage New Caledonia Carenage

von Richard Chesher, 1.3 entfernt

The Baie du Carenage is one of the most protected anchorages in the South Pacific and is at the landw...

Anchorage New Caledonia Carenage

G: Waterfall New Caledonia Pepite Rivier Prony

von Richard Chesher, 1.5 entfernt

Pepite River is the smallest of 4 rivers that empty into the Baie du Carenage in Prony. It is a "cute...

Waterfall New Caledonia Pepite Rivier Prony

H: Pepites Water Falls New Caledonia

von Richard Chesher, 1.5 entfernt

This sphere image was taken durring the rainy season nearly 4 years after the one right next to it on...

Pepites Water Falls New Caledonia

I: Pepite River Prony New Caledonia

von Richard Chesher, 1.6 entfernt

I have taken quite a few sphere images of Pipete River. You can, from the comfort of your where you a...

Pepite River Prony New Caledonia

J: Mangroves New Caledonia

von Richard Chesher, 1.6 entfernt

In New Caledonia, the red mangrove, Lumnitzera littorea, bursts into clusters of tiny, brilliant red ...

Mangroves New Caledonia

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Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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