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Corals on the surface of the water during the great tides in the lagoon of Mayotte, in the background : Mount Choungi, Indian Ocean

© Gabriel Barathieu / Biosphoto

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Shooting date : 2016-10-16

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Mayotte is the second largest closed lagoon in the world. The peculiarity of this island is its strong tidal. It is 4m, that's why during large pools like this, corals come out of the water for several hours.



Science / Meteorology / Meteorological phenomenon / Tide / Low tide

World sea and ocean / Indian Ocean / Mozambique Channel

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species


Animal / Wild animal / Invertebrate / Cnidaria / Anthozoan / Coral / Hexacoral / Madreporaria / Scleractinia / Hard coral

Environment / Biodiversity

Best of

Shot / Split view

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Earth's crust / Landform / Summit

Animal / Wild animal / Invertebrate / Cnidaria / Anthozoan / Sea anemone

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

Africa / Comoro Islands / Mayotte

World sea and ocean / Indian Ocean

Shot / Overview

Earth's crust / Landform / Lagoon

Earth's crust / Landform / Island

Area / Marine area / Reef / Coral reef

Individual / Nobody

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