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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 conservation.

The coral reefs
This immense coral barrier borders and protects the Caledonian lagoons, nearly 1,600 km long; it is the longest continuous barrier and the second largest barrier in the world. In certain places a double or triple barrier reef is observed, a very rare phenomenon, there are less than 10 of these in the world. With its 23,400 km² of lagoons and around 8,000 km² of reef constructions, this coral ecosystem represents one of the most varied and most vast reef ensembles in the world.

Frédéric Dhie