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The Ocean Blessed with Desert Sand: Banc d'Arguin National Park. ©NHK/UNESCO TV 1989
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The Ocean Blessed with Desert Sand: Banc d'Arguin National Park

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Fringing the Atlantic coast, the park comprises sand-dunes, coastal swamps, small islands and shallow coastal waters. The contrast between the harsh desert environment and the biodiversity of the marine zone has resulted in a land- and seascape of outstanding natural significance. A wide variety of migrating birds spend the winter there. Several species of sea turtle and dolphin, used by the fishermen to attract shoals of fish, can also be found.

on this subject: Banc d'Arguin National Park

Place/country: Mauritania,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer). UNESCO TV (producer).
Published in: 1989

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