Turtle Beaches/Coral Reefs of Tongaland

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Turtle Beaches/Coral Reefs of Tongaland

  • Country: 
    South Africa
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    39,500 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    27°29'S 32°44'E
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Turtle Beaches/Coral Reefs of Tongaland. 02/10/86; Kwazulu/Natal; 39,500 ha; 27°30'S 032°40'E. Marine Reserve. An important transition zone between true reef and non-limestone substrates with reef communities. Known to support 16 species of coral, 1,200 species of fish, five species of marine turtles, 41 species of marine mammal, and 49 species of bird. The flora is predominantly algal, and many species reach the southern limit of their distribution. General water recreation is a popular activity. Ramsar site no. 344. Most recent RIS information: 1984.

Administrative region: 
Kwazulu Natal

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
  • National legal designation: 
    • marine reserve
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