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Watch the video of frogfish swimming near Cocos Island.
Easily mistaken for a sponge when standing still, this frogfish–a favorite of the Ocean Now expedition team–waddles the seafloor beneath Chatham Bay off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island. Learn more about Cocos and see more of the frogfish at ocean.nationalgeographic.com.
To Readers of the Green Scene blog following the Ocean Now Expedition
SUBJECT: A Message From Cocos Island
FROM: Enric Sala
Thank you so much for following our expedition to Cocos Island and the Las Gemelas seamounts. The whole team is thrilled to know that you’re watching and reading about our work!
We’ve seen incredible animals here, including a whale shark, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, marble rays, and the astonishing frogfish–which walks on the seafloor and looks like a sponge!
I wanted to reply to some of the comments and questions you had for us. (Photograph by Ford Cochran)
PurpleAnimalLUV, I agree with you completely: Sharks ARE sooo cool and are misunderstood. Go Green (and Blue), and spread the word!
Enric Sala swam with 100 white tip sharks during a night dive at Cocos Island in Costa Rica. Sala and a team of scientists from Ocean Now are surveying and showing the last pristine places in the ocean.
Would you want to swim with sharks?
Follow the Cocos Island Expedition on Ocean Now.
Photograph by Enric Sala
Real pirates once buried their treasure on Cocos Island. Now a team of scientists, led by Enric Sala and Sylvia Earle is diving into the waters surrounding this beautiful island in Costa Rica to learn more about the fertile seamounts where hammerhead and white tip reef sharks feed during their migratory journeys.
The Ocean Now researchers will document the marine life they find during the month of September. They will be reporting about the turtles, manta rays, and sharks they find.
Photograph by Sarah Wilson