Learn more: Coiba Island (Panama)

Arachnanthus nocturnusCoiba Island lies 120 nautical miles to the south-east of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica and just 12 nautical miles from the nearby coast of Panama. Intensive illegal fishing activities have made Coiba a highly threatened protected area. Coral reefs, humpback whales, pilot whales, killer whales, dolphins, sea turtles (who lay their eggs on its beaches), manta rays, marlin and other sea creatures- all are a part of its natural wealth.