New Caledonia Barrier Reef

* This name is listed on the World Heritage List. ª The region is classified by UNESCO.

The New Caledonian barrier reef is located in the territory of the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia coral reef. It is after Australia's Great Barrier Reef Represents the second largest in the world Doppelbarriereriff

The reef surrounds Grande Terre, the main island of New Caledonia, as well as the south of this location Isle of Pines and other minor islands. Its total length is approximately 1,500 km and it encloses an area of ​​24,000 km ². Inside the reef, the sea is on average about 25 m deep.

In 2008, the New Caledonian lagoons awarded the labeling Riffdiversität and associated ecosystems as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In particular it was noted that it is the most diverse reefs worldwide.