Data for: Long-term shoreline monitoring on a coral reef island (Moorea, French Polynesia)

Published: 22 August 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2xjzc52zdy.1
Rakamaly Madi Moussa, Antoine Collin, Sandrine Polti, Annie Aubanel, Bernard Salvat, Agnès Benet, René Galzin, Serge Planes, David Lecchini, Frederic Bertucci, Maëlle Calandra, Lily Fogg


Quantitative evolution of coastline categorization of Moorea Island from 1977 to 2018. At Moorea, the coastline is characterized by seven main habitat categories (Aubanel et al. 1999): 1/ Rocks and broken stones in their original positions (the rocks, either basaltic or carbonate, are over 50 cm in diameter and broken stones are 5-50 cm in size), 2/ White sand beach (at least 95% of which comprises coral sediments under 1 cm in size and the intertidal zone is not encumbered with vegetation), 3/ Black sand beach (same as white sand but with sediments of basaltic nature), 4/ Muddy areas or herbaceous zones, possibly with mangroves, 5/ Coarse mud-and-sand and detrital substrate with high vegetation area where Cocos nucifera, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Casuarina equisetifolia and Guettarda speciosa grow, 6/ Conglomerate and beach-rock and 7/ Anthropogenic changes (through walls, rocks and/or embankments).