Anibare Bay

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Coral formations in Anibare Bay

Anibare Bay is a large bay located in the Anibare District of eastern Nauru island.

Physical features[edit]

It is bordered by capes to the north and south, in Ijuw and Meneng districts respectively.

Its Anibare Beach is in excess of two kilometers long. Anibare Bay was formed by the underwater collapse of the east side of the volcano that underlies Nauru. A large arc shaped block slid away from the side of Nauru and rotated out. This block extends to about 1100 m below sea level, with rough bulging landslide deposits down to 2000 m below sea level.[1]

Natural ripcurrent hazards[edit]

While Anibare Bay is popular with tourists and naturalists, it can be at times dangerous owing to frequent heavy surf and the presence of rip currents.

Noted industries[edit]

Noted industries include the government-owned Menen Hotel, and Anibare Harbour, an artificial commercial fishing area which was created in 2000.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Maharaj, Russell J. (May 2003). "Evaluation of Impacts of Harbour Engineering Anibare Bay, Republic ofNauru" (PDF). SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 506. South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission. p. 5. Retrieved 4 December 2011.[permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 0°32′01″S 166°57′20″E / 0.53361°S 166.95556°E / -0.53361; 166.95556