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2011-06-21 12:30:00

Biologists from Costa Rica and the United States announced the discovery of a new species of land crab on the Pacific Ocean island of Cocos Island, AFP is reporting. Named Johngarthia cocoensis, the distinguishing characteristic of it is its large size - a male can measure 15.7 inches with their front legs extended. Females measure smaller. The crabs live in holes dug into the soil and subsist primarily grasses and seeds. The discovery of this species is credited to Robert Perger and Rita...

2008-09-24 12:00:19

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Georgienne Bradley of the Imaging Foundation, +1-310- 458-0700, info@imagingfoundation.org Imaging Foundation seeks public support after chosen among 25 finalists in national American Express philanthropy competition MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The non- profit Imaging Foundation (www.imagingfoundation.org)is poised to establish a precedent-setting, global conservation initiative aimed at protecting the marine mega fauna of Cocos...

2007-04-03 09:00:31

By Paulay, Gustav Abstract: The grapsid crab Metopograpsus oceanicus ( Jacquinot, 1852) is recorded from the Hawaiian Islands for the first time; it appears to be established at least in Kane'ohe Bay on O'ahu. I review the ecology of the species in Oceania and argue that it was introduced both to the Hawaiian Islands and Guam, likely by shipping traffic. A brief review of Metopograpsus in the Hawaiian Islands is also presented. INVASIONS BY nonindigenous species are one of the greatest...

Latest Cocos Island Reference Libraries

2007-03-13 09:46:38

The Silvertip shark, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, is a fairly large and slender shark found at or close to offshore remote island reefs. The Silvertip shark is named because of its white marking on all fins. The Silvertip shark is found near reefs at depths to about 2624.67 ft (800 m), mostly below 98.43 ft (30 m), in the Red Sea and along the coasts of East Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Aldabra Group, Mauritius and the Chagos Archipelago, off southern Japan to northern Australia and French...

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Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'