Mauritius and its Marine Life

6 grey and yellow tails and fins fishes under the sea close to the sand swimming close to a rock with growing polyps, with words what's found in the sea of Mauritius written on image, representing the marine life of mauritius

The beautiful marine life that the locals enjoy at perpetuity and tourists crave for, is due to an intricate and well-defined system of coral reef that surrounds the island. The lagoon is calm and homogenous most of the time thanks to the surrounding fringing Read More

Mauritius, the island on an underwater continent

3D image of bluish-green water showing piece of brown underwater continent on which lies a small island with its base arising from the continental mass and green trees and buildings atop the island; black birds fly in the distance.

In 2017, a team of scientists led by Ashwal published a paper in Nature Communications suggesting the presence of an ancient continent beneath Mauritius [1]. In fact, his discovery led to the conclusion that a part of the ancient continent, Gondwana (more accurately, a Read More

Mountains of Mauritius

View from mountain top of Mauritius showing triangular top of rocky grey mountain and 2 further peaks underneath a blue sky.

Though Mauritius is volcanic in nature, with heaps of ups and downs, it is interesting to note that the area actually classified as ‘mountain’ occupies only 16% (300 km2) of the total surface area of the land. Here, mountains are low; the highest peak, Read More

Natural resources in the Mauritian waters

Underwater image showing 2 fishes, grey, black, white and yellowish in color amongst a variety of natural resources like white and brown coral species.

According to the Maritime Zones Act 2005, natural resources refer to minerals and other non-living materials found in the subsoil and seabed and the marine organisms in a sedentary state, that is, they are unfit for movement when they are harvested or depend on Read More

Climate of Mauritius: From hail to no snow

Climate representation of two typical wet and dry seasons: Tree divided into 1/3 picture from left green leaves, green pasture, blue sky and tuffs of pink and grey clouds, and 2/3 picture to the right with half tree dried up and black in front on an orange sky with yellow sun and 4 black silhouetted birds flying in the distance.

The first thing to note here is that there is a difference between the words climate and weather. While people use these two words interchangeably, they, in fact, mean different things. Weather refers to atmospheric conditions over short periods of time, from daily to Read More

Maritime laws of Mauritius

Brown gavel with golden middle on desk representing law

The maritime law or the admiralty law relates to all the legal practices concerning maritime activities. It is a set of rules and regulations that span from the legitimate licensing of ships to private marine exploration for a particular nation. On the other hand, Read More

Volcanic Islands’ Rocks – Mauritius

2 grey boulders on top of each other.

As one drives around the beautiful island of Mauritius, gentle slopes and deep valleys in brown and green can be observed. These features are carved on the volcanic rocks that created the island. Magma from deep inside the Earth’s crust has welled up and Read More

Scientifically proven benefits of fresh flowers

Fresh flowers, Eight baby pink roses and two buds, one slightly open, the other closed, on a wooden bench tied with grey lace fabric

The 21st century has seen a dramatic increase in stress levels in the lives of people around the globe. Simply because we have a lot to accomplish in a little amount of time. We hardly take time to appreciate the beautiful components of our Read More

Fresh flowers: Benefits, use, care and much more!

Vivid picture of 9 bouquets of fresh flowers, yellow, pink, orange, purple, white green in color, neatly packed in white paper

Do you know that fresh flowers can change your home atmosphere by enhancing your creativity to making you happier? Numerous psychological and physiological studies have shown that fresh flowers have a direct effect on our bodies and mental health. Stop wasting your money on Read More

Freshwater sources of Mauritius

Old grey tap representing freshwater in the middle of green ferns

Mauritius has a freshwater system arising from the central plateau and moving towards the sides of the island. Obviously, this is due to the upper regions receiving more rainfall than the lower lying areas. The mean annual rainfall is 4200 mm on the highlands Read More