Lalai reef is the jewel in the crown of the Nua Marine Reserve Network in Papua New Guinea. Multiple reef spurs project into the clear water of the Sanaroa Channel, and the inner lagoons have beautiful coral gardens in close proximity to seagrass and mangrove habitats.
An exceptional example of tropical marine ecosystem biodiversity, sitting at 9° South of the equator at the junction of the Solomon Sea and the Coral Sea in the heart of the eastern Coral Triangle.
With the help of @truenorthadventurecruises our marine scientists have been monitoring this area for the last 13 years, and the coral cover has only improved in that time, with no evidence of bleaching damage.
These are some of the best coral reefs left on earth, and the @coralseafoundation is committed to working with the indigenous landowners to sustainably manage these incredible marine ecosystems for the benefit of all of us.
Quite simply - too precious to lose.
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