Floreana Island

Feb 26, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we visited Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island before breakfast, and after a wet landing, we walked inland to see a white sandy beach where a female pacific green turtle was nesting. This event was a treat, as it is unusual for turtles to nest in the daytime when they are vulnerable and exposed. We also spotted several flamingoes in the middle of the lagoon.

After breakfast, we sailed to Champion Islet where we saw several Charles mockingbirds along with many young California sea lions, red-billed tropicbirds, swallow-tailed gulls, shearwaters and noddy terns.

After lunch, we visited Post Office Bay where we swam, snorkeled, kayaked and paddle boarded.  It was a full day in paradise.

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Fabian Bucheli

Naturalist

Fabian Bucheli studied at the German School in Quito, graduated from the University of California with a bachelor of science in administration, and earned a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. He has studied in Germany, France, Belgium, and Austria and is fluent in German, French, English, and Spanish. He has always been in love with nature and conservation. Explaining abstract concepts became second nature as a teaching assistant in biodiversity and evolution (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) while working towards a PhD in environmental risk management.

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