Statia, officially known as Sint Eustatius, is a Caribbean island with area of only 21 square kilometers. It is located north of the better known islands of St.Kitts and Nevis. It is a special municipality of the Netherlands and a glamorous scuba diving location with a special protected Statia National Marine Park, established in 1996. Many of the Statia reefs have developed on the remains of an extinct volcanos. Some reef types were formed on the remains of wrecks, both new and old, dating from the 1700s to 2004. Coral reefs boast an extra high biodiversity. A wide array of tropical reef creatures resides in and around these reefs with Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Flying Gurnard, Moray Eels, Spotted Drums, Frogfish, Sea Horses, Octopus, Lobster, Rays, Sharks, and Turtles. From January to April, the calls of Dolphins and Whales can often be heard as they migrate through the island´s waters.