Destination Reefs: Fiji

Video of Qamea Island, Fiji by Khaled Sultani

Fiji is in the South Pacific east of Australia.  Located just outside the Coral Triangle, Fiji’s reefs teem with life;  Fiji’s biodiversity and density rivals any coral reef in the world. It’s little wonder that these reefs are popular collection sites for the aquarium trade.

I apologize for the non-HD videos this week, but I think you’ll still find the footage quite amazing.  What stands out to me is the sheer number of azooxanthellate (non-photosynthetic) corals sharing prime shallow water real estate with SPS corals.  Fiji is often referred to as the Soft Coral Capital of the World … a well earned distinction!

The Destination Reefs video series showcases the diversity of coral reefs around the world.  Through these high quality videos, Advanced Aquarist hopes we can all gain a greater appreciation of reef life beyond our glass boxes.  Our world is truly a wondrous place!

Here’s a bonus snorkeling video by Tui Tai Expeditions, further testifying to Fiji’s amazing reef life.

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