0 Likes

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
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7928x3964
Uploaded: 13/09/2009
Actualizat: 23/05/2014
Vizualizari:

...


Tags: mangrove crabs; mangroves new caledonia; lagoon new caledonia; anchorages new caledonia
comments powered by Disqus

Richard Chesher
Ruins Prony New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Cascade de la Riviere du Kaoris, Prony New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Superyachts in New Caledonia - MV Tango
Richard Chesher
Helicopter Lagoon Excursion New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Kaori River Tree
Richard Chesher
Anchorage New Caledonia Carenage
Richard Chesher
Waterfall New Caledonia Pepite Rivier Prony
Richard Chesher
Pepites Water Falls New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Pepite River Prony New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Mangroves New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Waterfall New Caledonia Pepite River middle
Richard Chesher
Waterfall New Caledonia Pepite River Pool
Christof Martin - pfalz360.de
Place du Théatre Luxembourg
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Chinese Dragon Statue, Utthayan Sawan Park, Nakhon Sawan
Honza Kudr
Val da Cam - Vicosoprano, Switzerland
Valentin Arfire
Fotovest Meeting 14 11 2009
Flemming V. Larsen
The Wood Blewit - Lepista Nuda in Mindeparken
Edward Crabbe
Refugee Camp In Brussels
Claudio Lanconelli
Grotta sulla spiaggia di Capo Palinuro
Honza Kudr
Val da Cam - Vicosoprano, Switzerland
Phillip Roberts
Merchant Seamen's War Memorial Cardiff Bay Cymru Wales UK
Honza Kudr
Pico Ruivo peak (1 862 m), Madeira
Christof Martin - pfalz360.de
Philharmonie Luxembourg
Ruben Karapetyan
Egypt. Farsha Cafe. From sunset to sunrise
Richard Chesher
Waterfall New Caledonia Toboggan Trail Prony
Richard Chesher
La Promenade Hotel in Noumea
Richard Chesher
Dive Spots New Caledonia Lagoon
Richard Chesher
Peak Nga Iles Des Pins2
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia Anchorage Aerial Panorama
Richard Chesher
Parc de la Riviere Bleue Overlook
Richard Chesher
Ouano Overlook New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Noumea New Caledonia Shipyard
Richard Chesher
Lifou Tour Beaches Drueulu
Richard Chesher
Chapeau du Gendarme Noumea
Richard Chesher
Blue-Eyed Squid Ilot Ua New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Lifou New Caledonia Tour Beach Peng
More About 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.