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Wonders of Nauru

Nauru from above
Nauru from above / U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program, / public domain

WorldBlue  Highlights

Nauru is a raised dolomitic limestone atoll. Most of its surface contained a rock rich with phosphatic fertilizers – and the island has experienced mining operations of grand scale, changing the landscape and environment.

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WorldViolet Top wonders of Nauru

Geological wonders

The Cave (Nauru)

A beloved dive site some 30 m below the sea level.

Moqua Caves and Moqua Well

Cave where is Moqua Well – an underground lake (0.2 ha) – an important source of freshwater.

A cave in Nauru, 1917. It is possible that this is Moqua Cave

Archaeological wonders

Ewa Cave

Possible remnants of a burial cave where human bones still can be found. Some burial caves in Nauru most likely have been lost due to the phosphate mining in the central part of the island.

WorldYellow Recommended books

Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature


The grim history of Nauru Island, a small speck in the Pacific Ocean halfway between Hawaii and Australia, represents a larger story of environmental degradation and economic dysfunction. For more than 2,000 years traditional Nauruans, isolated from the rest of the world, lived in social and ecological stability. But in 1900 the discovery of phosphate, an absolute requirement for agriculture, catapulted Nauru into the world market…

Talash: Journey to Republic of Nauru


This book is based on the writer’s journey to a pleasant Island- the Republic of Nauru. How he performed his journey. What he experienced during his stay and work on the Island. He has explained in this book his achievement and contributions to the people of the Island. “It was half-past ten at the night. I took dinner in the hotel and back to my room. I was excited and could not sleep. I prepared a cup of tea and switch on the TV watching the news and then a movie”…


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