Related FAQs: The Fishes of the Cook
Coverage of families in the Cooks: Surgeons, Doctorfishes, Tangs, Triggerfishes,
Related Articles: Introduction
to Fishwatcher's Guide Series Pieces/Sections,
/Fishwatching: Adventure Travel Series
Pet-Fishing in the Cook
Long Version, Pt.
To: Pet-Fishing in the Cooks, Short Version,
Longer Version: Part I, Part III
Chip Boyle at his collection station in
The Cook Islands have some non-indigenous mammals: pigs, rats,
cows, horses. One native fruit-eating bat.
There are some naturally occurring birds, a handful of
endemics, the imported India Mynah, seabirds of various
There are good hiking trails, access on all islands. Bring
gear for water/mud experience.
|>Getting There Air
New Zealand… best through Hawaii. Possible dual
vNice hopper/SAABs over to Aitutaki
vGive yourself at least a week time to “get in the
groove” see and do what you will want to…
>The Seas: Friendly? >
vScuba or Snorkel?
vSome great snorkel spots on Roratonga… not on
Aitutaki w/o a boat ride.
Two Roratonga pictures above, tow Aitutaki
vFishes very friendly in “exclusive
zones”… ask locals.