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Our Planet Reviewed - Expedition Papua New-guinea :: Rubriques

Our Planet Reviewed - Expedition Papua New-guinea

madagascar 2010

 

The marine component of this first row of expeditions of “La Planète Revisitée” is divided into two modules of exploration – one onshore and the other one in the deep sea. The first one is largely realised in the extreme South of the island while the second one takes place in the Mozambique Channel.

South of Madagascar is the shelter of an exceptional endemic biodiversity.

South of Madagascar is the shelter of an exceptional endemic biodiversity.

Walking the paths of the collectors of shells

Walking the paths of the collectors of shells

Coastal missions

“Atimo Vatae”. This Madagascan expression refers to the “Great South”... a region which has hardly anything to do with the clichés of tropical seas which are generally associated with the big island.

Unknown sea biodiversity of South of Madagascar

Unknown sea biodiversity of South of Madagascar

The objectives

En novembre 2008, une mission préliminaire a confirmé les présomptions des chercheurs concernant le fort potentiel de la région. Des espèces inconnues des biologistes, et donc probablement nouvelles, ont été aperçues.

The Vizcondé de Eza

The Vizcondé de Eza

Deep sea missions

Dans le Canal du Mozambique, qui sépare Madagascar du continent africain, les chercheurs s'intéressent à une zone plus profonde, la zone bathyale.