Just like one who is absent from the country for a while and then returns, the tiger shark returns to show its back spotted tourists at the park rangers and researchers in Cocos Island; plenty of travel packages to costa rica will help you visit this beautiful island.
After 30 years of absence, the shark returned to this place and soon became the top predator of the reef.
The first to notice their presence were the tourists who come to the island to dive.
"People were a little frightened by the presence of tiger shark because the features it has (it can reach more than seven meters)", he said Geiner Golfin, administrator of the national park.
"However, the food is so abundant in the waters is unlikely to attack a person on the island. The human being is not in the diet of sharks. Rather, they are quite shy. In the dives, I saw them pass five meters as if one did not exist", said Steven Alvarado, ranger and professional diver.
Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) move in the northwest of the island. Often in Wafer bays, Weston and Chatham, on the islet Manuelita and the tips Mary and Ulloa. The Cocos Island is a National park which doesnâ€™t have eco hotels or any hotels, but there are plenty of ways to go there without staying.
Randall Arauz, a researcher at the organization Pretoma, marks placed five sharks in January 2011. "There were three females and two males. Females were larger than males. The largest measured 4.20 meters", said Arauz.
Although it lacks a population census, Arauz suspect there could be about ten tigers in the island. Most of them are young males and females; seen one of these beautiful creatures will give you the best costa rica travel vacations.
"What we’re seeing is that they stay around the island. Some are out of the 12-mile protected area, but always return and reside here", said Arauz.
"They might be using the island as a nursery as they grow and prepare to migrate," he added.
"When we began research on Cocos Island, we saw a lot of blacktip sharks in the bay and watch now costs us a lot", said Ilena Zanella, a researcher at the Shark Mission organization.
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