San Cristóbal Island

Dec 15, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II


On our last full day in the Galápagos Archipelago, we have arrived at San Cristóbal, one of the oldest islands in the archipelago. This is a very interesting island in that there is a high rate of endemism amongst the organisms found here, due to its position in relation to the predominant air and oceanic currents. Punta Pitt, our visitor’s site in the morning, was the first outcrop of Galápagos land sighted by the crew of the HMS Beagle back in 1835, and was one of the four islands visited by Charles Darwin. The capital town of the province, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, is located in its southwestern coast.

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Gaby Bohorquez

Naturalist

Gaby was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her first job in the Galapagos was on board a 90-passenger cruise ship as the cruise director’s assistant, and she fell under the spell of the Enchanted Isles. She returned to Guayaquil to study at the Espiritu Santo Technological University to obtain a degree in Tourism Management. Her fascination for the islands was still strong so, after finishing her studies, Gaby took the opportunity to join the Naturalist Guide’s course, jointly organized by the Galapagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station. That was back in 1992, and she has been a naturalist since, keeping her deep love and passion for the islands during all these years.

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Rodrigo Moterani

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Rodrigo Moterani was born in Brazil in 1976. After spending his teen years playing with camcorders and VCRs, Rodrigo ended up working in the field of television journalism and video production in his home country. He graduated with a degree in communications in 1997.

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