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Reefs of the Society Islands

Listed under Coral Reefs in French Polynesia.

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On the western edge of French Polynesia lie the reef fringed Society Islands which include Tahiti, Bora Bora, Huahine and Moorea. The reefs and their marine life vary slightly from island to island and some are in better conditions that others but there are several pockets of excellent coral bommies, mushroom shaped formations formed as new coral grows over coral skeletons. Some islands have more hard corals and lace corals, while others have many sponges or soft corals. This region is well known by divers and snorkelers and is popular for the warm water and variety of island environments to explore. There isn’t much out in this region but sweeping reefs, lagoons and atolls so despite the regions popularity it is still a good place to come to appreciate coral systems.

Written by  Becky White.

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