Christmas Island

Last updated: 8 February 2018
An Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, Christmas Island is one of earth’s most unique habitats, containing many species found nowhere else in the world. The island is the top of a volcanic mountain so the seabed drops off by three thousand metres into the deep blue ocean. The lime stone walls of the volcano are decorated with colorful corals. Sail the waters around the island and see the energetic spinner dolphins in action.

Nearly seventy percent of the island is covered rain forest and national parks. The jungle grows all the way down to the sands of the beaches. The floor of the lush rain forest is tended by sixty million red crabs that migrate to the ocean once a year, in an astonishing and unique walk through the forests to the beaches to mate and lay their eggs.

Christmas Island

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