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 Seychelles

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The marine life around the islands, especially the more remote coral islands, can be spectacular. More than 1000 species of fish have been recorded. Since the use of spearguns and dynamite for fishing was banned through efforts of local conservationists in the 1960s, the wildlife is unafraid of snorkelers and divers. Coral bleaching in 1998 has unfortunately damaged most reefs. The reefs comprise of a vast selection of soft corals and hard corals alike. There is great diving and snorkeling opportunity. The taking of marine turtles was completely stopped in 1994, turtle populations are now recovering on several islands, most notably Cousin Island, Silhouette Island and Aldabra. The use of gill nets for shark fishing as well as the practice of shark finning are now banned.

Location: Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
Geographic coordinates: 4° 35' S, 55° 40' E
Coastline km: 491 km km
Climate: tropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May)
Terrain: Mahe Group is granitic, narrow coastal strip, rocky, hilly; others are coral, flat, elevated reefs
Elevation: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: Morne Seychellois 905 m
Natural hazards: lies outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare; short droughts possible
Currency: Seychelles rupee (SCR)
Population: 81,895 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: Creole 91.8%, English 4.9% (official), other 3.1%, unspecified 0.2% (2002 census)
Capital: Victoria
Divisions: 23 administrative districts; Anse aux Pins, Anse Boileau, Anse Etoile, Anse Louis, Anse Royale, Baie Lazare, Baie Sainte Anne, Beau Vallon, Bel Air, Bel Ombre, Cascade, Glacis, Grand' Anse (on Mahe), Grand' Anse (on Praslin), La Digue, La Riviere Anglaise, Mont Buxton, Mont Fleuri, Plaisance, Pointe La Rue, Port Glaud, Saint Louis, Takamaka

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Aldabra Main Channel
By allyj
Oct 22, 2010
Aldabra west point -
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LightHouse
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Jan 22, 2010
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Feb 11, 2009
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By peru , 3 Sep

REMIRE island - E' l'isola riservata del Presidente delle Seychelles. Ci sono stato nel 1998 con la mia imbarcazione, ancorandomi a nord (200 mt dall'isola dove ci sono banchi di sabbia a - 5/6 mt.) Ho fatto belle immersioni sull'im-menso reef a nor/est. Rifornito la cambusa (aragoste, trovate nel reef a ovest (-2/3 mt, a 100 mt dall'isola)

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