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Coastal environments and Biodiversity
Coastal environments and Biodiversity
The coastal and underwater environments of Vanuatu harbours some of the most stunning dive sites in the Pacific Islands. Vanuatu's marine biodiversity is threatened by over harvesting of fish resources and water pollution, which is a serious issue especially in Port Vila harbour due to poor sewage and a spike in population in recent years. ...
  • Humpback whale diving. Ha'apai, Tonga.
  • A view from behind of a humpback swimming. Ha'apai, Tonga.
  • Humpback whale mother and calf. Ha'apai, Tonga.
  • The pectoral fin of a humpback can reach 5 metres in length. Ha’apai, Tonga.
  • A view of the ventral keel and genital area of a female humpback whale. The two mammary slits are visible on either side of the genital slit. Ha’apai, Tonga
  • Closeup of juvenile humpback whale blowholes. Ha’apai, Tonga
  • A closeup view of the underjaw of an adult humpback. The tubercles are clearly visible. Ha’apai, Tonga
  • An adult humpback resting just below the surface. Ha’apai, Tonga
  • Mother and calf humpback. Ha’apai Islands, Tonga.
  • Closeup of humpback calf swimming with mother in the background. Ha’apai Islands, Tonga.
  • Traditonal Tongan dugout canoe still used for inshore reef fishing
  • A closeup of an adult humpback's pectoral fin as it waves in the air
  • A school of Moorish Idols cruise over the reef, Ha'apai, Tonga
  • Young adult humpback swimming towards camera, Ha'apai Islands, Tonga
  • Mother and calf humpback, Ha'apai Islands, Tonga
  • Adult humpback whale breaching, Ha'apai,Tonga.
  • Adult male humpback whale spy hopping and showing deep throat pleats, Ha'apai, Tonga
  • Tomato Anemone fish in blue tip anemone, Ha'apai, Tonga
  • Reef scene with hard and soft corals and feather stars, Ha'apai, tonga
  • Soft coral on deep pinnacle, Ha'apai, Tonga
  • Banded sea snake breathing at surface, Ha'apai, Tonga
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