Friday, May 15, 2015

Marlin Beaches Itself In Rincon, Puerto Rico

A large blue marlin beached itself in Rincon, Puerto Rico.  There is footage of the large blue marlin swimming onto the shore and swimming erratically in the surf.  Beachgoers in Rincon, Puerto Rico, were stunned to see the large marlin, which at first some believed to be a shark.  This is an unusual sight, and a rare behavior for marlins, as marlins are almost never spotted close to shore or near these waters.  Beachgoers said, that nobody had been fishing nearby and that it was probably sick.

Take a look at the video:


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Caja De Muertos Island In Puerto Rico

Caja de Muertos(Coffin Island) is an uninhabited island off the southern coast of Puerto Rico, near Ponce, Puerto Rico. Native turtles can be found on the island which is protected by the Caja de Muertos natural reserve. It is believed the island got its name because it resembles someone lying down when seen from southern Puerto Rico.

Caja de Muertos is 2.75 km long northeast-southwest, and up to 860 meters wide with a dry forest.   The island has a lighthouse, Caja de Muertos Light and four beaches: Playa Pelicano, Playa Larga, Playa Chica, and Playa Blanca.  Hikers and beachgoers are often seen in the island.

 Caja de Muertos can be reached by ferry from the La Guancha Boardwalk sector of Ponce Playa.