The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands (/ˈkoʊkəs/) and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka.
The islands have been called the Cocos Islands (from 1622), the Keeling Islands (from 1703), the Cocos–Keeling Islands (since James Horsburgh in 1805) and the Keeling–Cocos Islands (19th century).Cocos refers to the abundant coconut trees, while Keeling is William Keeling, reputedly the first European to sight the islands, in 1609. John Clunies-Ross, who sailed there in the Borneo in 1825, called the group the Borneo Coral Isles, restricting Keeling to North Keeling, and calling South Keeling "the Cocos properly so called". The form Cocos (Keeling) Islands, attested from 1916, was made official by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955.
“Fearless” sportsman Cooper Watson told DogtoothMedia he was lucky he was not bitten himself during the attack, which occurred Sunday while the 21-year-old was fishing off the CocosIslands, as seen in this wild video ... 21-year-old was fishing off the Cocos Islands.
A team of experts travelled to the CocosIslands, a group of 27 small atolls 2,100 kilometres west of Australia and found an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic ... “While the five oceanic gyres or ‘garbage patches’ tend to garner a lot of research and media attention, the Cocos Islands are not located near or within one of these gyres,” she said.
A team of experts travelled to the CocosIslands, a group of 27 small atolls 2,100 kilometres... "While the five oceanic gyres or 'garbage patches' tend to garner a lot of research and media attention, the Cocos Islands are not located near or within one of these gyres," she said.