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EVENT: WATCH REEF CORAL SPAWNING LIVE ON THE INTERNET FROM NEW CALEDONIA

Round-table discussion and screening of one-off images on Friday 26 November 2010 at 10am Paris-time (8pm New Caledonia) Live streaming from Paris (National Museum of Natural History of Paris ) and...

Marine ecosystems

New Caledonia’s exclusive economic zone spans over 1,500,000 km2. It includes, on the one hand: - shallow-water corals, lagoons and reefs (New Caledonian Lagoon, Ouvéa Lagoon, Petrie and...

Open sea zones

The pelagic (all of the aquatic animals which occupy "the column of water") and particular benthic (organisms which live near the bottom.) biodiversity of the open sea zones around New Caledonia is...

The coral reefs and lagoons

New Caledonia is in a privileged location in the south east of the global zone richest in types of coral (Philippines – Indonesia) and in an interface position between the tropical zone and the...

The coast

Although poor in endemic species, the seaside flora is useful for the preservation of coasts and the fight against erosion. The plants encountered are generally common to the Pacific zone and well...

Marine ecosystem: World biodiversity hot spot

The coral reef of New Caledonia is recognized by the international community as a "hot spot" of world biodiversity, one of the three most extensive reef systems in the world in an excellent state of...

The coral reefs

The coral reef of New Caledonia is recognized by the international community as a "hot spot" of global biodiversity, one of the largest three reef systems in the world, in an excellent state of...