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This is one of the Salomon Islands an atoll is a type of low, coral island found in tropical oceans and consisting of a coral-algal reef surrounding a central depression the Lagoon. The Photos below are from the Lagoon side of the Island and the individual islets of the atoll are, 1. Ile de la Passe2. Ile Mapou3. Ile Tatamaka4. Ile Fouquet5. Ile...more
Coconut crabs grow very slowly and must reach an age of 4-8 years before they can reproduce. An adult may weigh up to 4kg and live for over 30 years. Coconut crabs are not like humans, they have their skeleton on the outside (carapace). As they grow they must shed this hard carapace and grow a new, bigger one. They hide away in shallow hole for...more
This archipelago is roughly 300km south of the THE Maldives it is in fact more than Crabs but also the hime of the crucial US base on the British Indian Ocean territory at Diego Garcia. It is about 600 Km from the tip of of India. Through its three main channels more than $300bn worth of oil is shipped annually. The islands were and still are a...more
Coconut crabs on these BIOT islands were everywhere once found widely throughout the Indian and Pacific. They have now disappeared over much of their previous range because they are so big and taste. But no people lots of Crabs so I guess the Coconut crabs are very pleased with the American and Brits giving the poor Islanders the boot. During the...more
The town and copra plantation houseThis is a very sad place but belive it or not it is quite often visited by the yachting crow of the world, the time I was there it had three large yachts in and around the Island. A Danish couple with two small children had been around for many months just haging out eating fish and coconuts and staying out of...more
Families forced off a group of Indian Ocean islands to make way for a US military base have won the right to return home.In a harshly-worded verdict, two High Court judges condemned as "repugnant" the British government's decision to "exile a whole population" from the idyllic Chagos Islands on the grounds of ensuring "peace, order and good...more
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