Sunday, January 27, 2013


Certainly one of the harder-to-get countries in my collection, so my thanks to Wu for helping me out with this one. Tuvalu – formerly the Ellice Islands – is probably most famously known, along with the Maldives, as being highly threatened by rising sea levels caused by global warming. The highest point in the country is a mere 4.6 metres and the country is subjected to wide-spread flooding during the king tides that peak in late summer, as seen in this photo of the Nui Community Meeting Hall in the capital city of Funafuti.

Postcard of endangered, blue-hued, Indo-Pacific coral species, Acropora aculeus.

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