Moorea Coral Reef LTER

The Moorea Coral Reef LTER is located on the island of Moorea 20 km northwest of the main island of Tahiti, French Polynesia. Moorea is a high, 1.2 million year old volcanic island surrounded by a well developed coral reef and lagoon system.

Broadcasting Oceanographic Buoy

Moorea Wireless Eco-surveillance Technology

Gump Research Station

Maharepa Lagoon back reef and reef crest

Photographic time series

Reefs are changing through time


The planktivorous damselfish


adult orange-fin anemonefish

Offshore Fore Reef

offshore fore reef, north shore of Moorea

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