Tepuka Vili Vili

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Tepuka Vili Vili or Tepuka Savilivili is an islet of Funafuti, Tuvalu.[1]

Cyclone Meli

Tepuka Vili Vili is part of the Funafuti Conservation Area, established in 1996 with the aim of preserving the natural fauna and flora of the area.[2]

Tepuka Vili Vili was devastated by Cyclone Keli in 1997, with all its vegetation and most of its sand swept away during the cyclone.[2]

Tepuka Vili Vili is an example of dynamic action of a coral atoll changing with the effect of cyclones and wave action:

Te Ava Kum Kum is the passage through the Funafuti atoll in the middle of the western rim, south of Te Ava Tepuka Vili, between the islets of Tepuka Vili Vili to the north and Fualopa immediately south.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Map of Funafuti. Tuvaluislands.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Kogatapu Funafuti Conservation Area". Tuvaluislands.com. Retrieved 28 Oct 2011. 
  3. ^ Warne, Kennedy (13 February 2015). "Will Pacific Island Nations Disappear as Seas Rise? Maybe Not - Reef islands can grow and change shape as sediments shift, studies show". National Geographic. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Admiralty Nautical Chart 2983 Tuvalu - Funafuti atoll. United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). 

Coordinates: 8°28′S 179°05′E / 8.467°S 179.083°E / -8.467; 179.083