Cosmoledo is 650 miles south of Mahe and 70 miles east of Assomption. It is a limestone atoll atop basalt, consisting of twelve islands and a roughly circular lagoon. Cosmoledo is home to many sea birds, especially boobies, and many sea turtles.

soft coral sea fans soft coral soft coral soft coral sea fan sea fans soft coral soft coral soft coral

oriental sweetlips dog-faced puffer white-spotted puffer honeycomb moray eeel undulated moray eel redtooth triggerfish common lionfish goatfish (night colors) sand anemone with juvenile three-spot dascyllus Indian sailfin tang Indian sailfin tang pixy hawkfish in soft coral checkerboard wrasse bluestriped fangblenny tomato grouper freckled hawkfish bluestripe snappers striped large-eye breams sabre squirrelfish neon fusilier unknown cardinal fish

crinoids on sea fan crinoid

Spanish dancer egg veil of Spanish dancer

cleaning shrimp banded coral shrimp anemone hermit crab soft coral crab pencil urchin sea cucumber

spiral gill worm

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