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Seabirds: Aerial Hunters of Cocos Island

Seabirds: Aerial Hunters of Cocos Island

While most birds prefer to stay in altitude environments in the middle of a tree canopy, seabirds are more at home in the edges of a hanging cliff that has a direct view of the sea. The limestone ledges of Cocos island is a perfect place for seabirds to colonize. In fact, when you arrive […]

Wrasse Ass Bass

Wrasse Ass Bass

Wrasse Ass Bass (Liopropoma fasciatum) Other Name: Rainbow Basslet Max. Length: 17.8 centimeters Length at 1st Maturity: 11.6 centimeters a value: b value: Depth Range: 24 – 250 meters (80 – 825 feet) Frequency: Abundant in the reefs of the Eastern Pacific Ocean If you go deep diving in Cocos island, most of the fish […]

Brown Booby – Daredevil Cliff Divers

Brown Booby – Daredevil Cliff Divers

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) Maximum Length: 80 centimeters Maximum Weight: 1,300 grams Frequency: Abundant, found in most Pacific Islands Although this large seabird exhibits sexual dimorphism, both the male and the female has a dark brown upper body with contrasting white on the lower portion. The main difference between sexes is the size of the body where […]

Cocos Cuckoo – The Parasitic Mafia

Cocos Cuckoo – The Parasitic Mafia

Cocos Cuckoo (Coccyzus ferrugineus) Maximum Length: 33 centimeters Maximum Weight: 25 grams Frequency: Abundant only in Cocos Island You can easily identify this medium-sized bird through its body with a grey crown, black mask, grey-brown upper part, rich buff underparts and a bright rufous wings. This endemic Cocos Island bird has a black tail with broad […]

Cocos Flycatcher – the Natural Insect and Pest Control in Cocos Island

Cocos Flycatcher – the Natural Insect and Pest Control in Cocos Island

Cocos flycatcher (Nesotriccus ridgwayi) Maximum Length: 13 centimeters Maximum Weight: 11 grams Frequency: Abundant only in Cocos Island Although resembling closely like your common city bird, the Cocos flycatcher is endemic to Cocos Island which is known to have a huge appetite for flies and other insects courtesy of its long bill. Aside from the […]

Cocos Finch

Cocos Finch

Finches are discovered by the famous Charles Darwin during his voyage in the Pacific Ocean where he was able to identify 14 closely related species. Darwin’s theory on Natural Selection was further supported by his discovery of these birds where out of the 14 total species of finches, 13 can be found in Galapagos island […]

All you need to know about your Liveaboard Diving Trip to Cocos Island

Getting to Cocos island and boarding your liveaboard vessel doesn’t just require you to pack your things and pay your fees. It takes a little bit of preparation and some requirements in order for you to totally enjoy the beauty of Cocos island, both on land and underwater. Here are some preparations and requirements needed […]