Hands up if, like me, one of your earliest career choices was Marine Biologist… Let’s take a trip back to the future in New Caledonia, where fascinating marine life thrives in a pristine environment…
New Caledonian is surrounded by a barrier reef, the second largest in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It’s created a perfect environment for marine life to survive and thrive.
I usually avoid stats like the plague, but these are pretty impressive:
- 454 marine plant species
- 1,965 fish species
- 2,150 mollusc species
- 4,000 crustacean species
- 150 types of coral formations.
And that’s not all… There are major nesting sites here for marine turtles, as well as breeding areas for dugong, humpback whales and seabirds.
Of course, the best way to see it is diving or snorkelling. But you can get up close and personal with this mindblowing diversity, without getting your feet wet, at the Aquarium des Lagons…
I felt like a kid hanging over the re-created rock pools, full of all sorts of marine wonders…
No doubt I also looked like a kid with my face pressed against the glass of the huge aquariums, pretending I was back scuba diving – something I haven’t done for at least 20 years.
Now that’s what I call relaxation therapy…
August 28th, 2014 at 2:34 am
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September 2nd, 2014 at 4:37 pm
Ohh I want to be there… how exciting and love marine life :)))