๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ  ISLA ISABELLA

Isla Isabella, Isla Isabel National Park is a national park and protected area located  off the coast of Nayarit .
It was one Jacques Cousteauโ€™s favorite places and that Cousteau himself  made the recommendation to the
Mexican government to designate this island as a National Park.
He spent a great deal of time here and has aired many specials on this fabulous gem.

The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau aired in 1975

 

The park was established in 1980 and is approximately 1.94 square kilometers and offers 2 anchorages to access the park.

Isla Isabel is one of the main nesting islands for seabirds in the Pacific, including large colonies of Magnificent Frigate birds over 11,000 Fregata magnificens , Blue-footed Boobies Sula nebouxii, Brown Boobies Sula leucogaster and Sooty Terns Sterna fuscata. Marine life is rich, with over 24 shark and ray species, three species of sea turtles, the California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus, Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae and Killer Whale Orcinus orca. The island is uninhabited, though there is a seabird reproductive research program run by UNAM and tourists visit to camp, fish and bird watch. After having depleted a huge colony of Sooty Terns, which in 1978 had over 150,000 pairs, cats were finally eradicated from the island in 1995 and the Terns are slowly recovering.

 

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It is a breeding ground for Frigate Birds