Thursday, June 14, 2012

Moucha Island, Djibouti, Africa

Les iles Moucha (Moucha Island)

postmarked in 2011 as 'free mail' from a USA Navy FPO address

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Moucha Island is a small coral island off the coast of Djibouti. It is located at the center of the Gulf of Tadjoura.
Around it there are many popular diving sights.

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A coral island is formed by small organisms called polyps. Polyps are the builders of coral. These tiny organisms protect themselves by building small walls of limestone around their bodies. These creatures live in small colonies, and over millions of years, these ‘settlements’ become reefs, and then turn into islands.

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