Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lagoons of New Caledonia (UNESCO 1115)

New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The population is 256,000. The New Caledonia Barrier reef surrounds Grande Terre, New Caledonia's largest island, as well as the Ile des Pins and several smaller islands. The reef encloses a lagoon of 24,000 sq km, which has an average depth of 25 m. The reef has great species diversity with a high level of endemism [source: Wikipedia]

UNESCO WHS: #1115 / Natural / 2008

Millions of thanks, Kun!

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