Nosy Komba shelters a varied and abundant marine fauna.
Sea turtles are present all year round and it is common to see a turtle poking its head out of the water to catch its breath, either from a boat or from the beach.
Reproduction and behaviour
When this majestic cetacean surface, it expels the air in its lungs, and its breath causes a cloud of nearly three meters.
A distance of a few meters is necessary for a respectful observation of whale sharks. It is forbidden to touch them. It is recommended to be vigilant, even with this distance, and to avoid violent palm strokes and sudden movements, as well as sun creams, which are toxic for them.
How gestation occurs is still a mystery to this day. Like many sharks, whale sharks are born fully formed and measure about forty centimetres in length at birth.
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There are about twenty different amphibians (batrachians) and reptiles on the island of Nosy Komba.
There are more than twenty species of birds on the island of Nosy Komba.
Many lemurs macaco are living in Nosy Komba. There are several mixed groups led by females.