28 Dec '11, 1pm

A Parade of Sharks, Dazzling Yet Diminished

Avi Klapfer Large schools of hammerhead sharks remain off Cocos Island, but at fewer sites. Cocos Island is perhaps best known for an abundance of large marine animals, sharks in particular. Most iconic of these are the vast schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, which can be found by the hundreds at various sites in the waters around the island. Equally striking is the abundance of white-tip reef sharks. At any given moment during a typical dive here, one can look around and count at least half a dozen, and at certain times — usually at dusk or at night when they forage for food — you can see hundreds. Silky sharks can also be found in large numbers here, often among the hammerheads, or gathered just below the surface around an anchored ship at night when the ship’s lights are on. But it doesn’t end there — other sharks regularly seen at Cocos include blacktips, Galapago...

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