Masked Boobies, a tropical sea-bird, were spotted at sea near Limon, Costa Rica. These birds are mostly the same size or a little larger than many Sea Gulls. Masked Boobies are white and black, have yellow eyes, and have a yellow bill and light orange-yellow feet (If my identification is mistaken, let me know).
Boobies fly across the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. These Boobies live on Caribbean islands, and along the shorelines of countries in Central America and Northern areas of South America. Boobies eat fish and dive almost straight down into the ocean in search of their meal of smaller fish. I took these pictures on the ship on October 31, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy! Happy Veteran’s Day!