• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

New Species Discovered At Isla del Coco Park

April 27, 2007

Scientists recently discovered new species of coral, algae, starfish and sea cucumbers at Isla del Coco National Park off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, according to a statement from the marine conservation organization MarViva.

Detailed information remains to be gained about these species, but scientists are studying them and believe these finds could lead to the discovery of other new species, the statement said.

The discoveries were made during a recent expedition led by the Center for Research of Marine Sciences (CIMAR) and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) to gather information about Isla del Coco’s unique marine environment and plan for long-term monitoring of the area. The expedition was the first of its kind in 100 years.

This “marks a new era of marine research in the country and is an essential part of planning efforts for conservation on a regional level,” the statement said.

Similar research was conducted by scientists at the Galapagos Islands, in Ecuador; Isla Coiba, in Panama; and Isla Malpelo, in Colombia; to establish regional marine corridors for coordinated research.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica and IMF reach technical agreement on fiscal adjustment
Costa Rica
1229 views
Costa Rica
1229 views

Costa Rica and IMF reach technical agreement on fiscal adjustment

AFP and The Tico Times - January 23, 2021

Costa Rica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Friday an agreement to balance the country's finances, which rules out…

Saprissa, Alajuelense reach all-Costa Rican CONCACAF League final
News
1216 views
News
1216 views

Saprissa, Alajuelense reach all-Costa Rican CONCACAF League final

The Tico Times - January 23, 2021

One of Costa Rica's two most-popular soccer clubs will represent the country by winning the 2021 CONCACAF League. Deportivo Saprissa…

Costa Rica, IMF reach agreement in principle for $1.75 billion loan
Costa Rica
1226 views
Costa Rica
1226 views

Costa Rica, IMF reach agreement in principle for $1.75 billion loan

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 22, 2021

Costa Rica has reached an agreement in principle with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $1.75 billion loan. Before…