Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Data description paper
26 Jan 2024
Data description paper |  | 26 Jan 2024

Lagoon hydrodynamics of pearl farming islands: the case of Gambier (French Polynesia)

Oriane Bruyère, Romain Le Gendre, Vetea Liao, and Serge Andréfouët

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Lagoon hydrodynamics of pearl farming islands in French Polynesia : the case of Gambier Islands S. Andréfouët et al.

Short summary
During 2019–2020, the lagoon and forereefs of Gambier Island (French Polynesia) were monitored with oceanographic instruments to measure lagoon hydrodynamics and ocean–lagoon water exchanges. Gambier Island is a key black pearl producer and the study goal was to understand the processes influencing spat collection of pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera, the species used to produce black pearls. The data set is provided to address local pearl farming questions and other investigations as well.
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