Española Island

Mar 25, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Española is the oldest and southeastern-most island in the archipelago, mostly eroded and volcanically inactive for several million years. The nutrients from the very rich marine currents give this island the last breath of life, allowing a vast amount of seabirds, sea lions and marine iguanas to coexist successfully. Today the National Geographic Endeavour II visited two iconic places on Española: in the morning, we saw Gardner Bay, a beautiful white sand beach, great place to snorkel and interact with sea lions; and in the afternoon, Punta Suarez, a world class site for seabird watching.

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Socrates Tomala


Socrates was born and raised in Galápagos. Since a very young age he has been involved in conservation serving as a volunteer for the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island. Growing up in the islands was quite an adventure for Socrates since he was able to see many islands that are restricted to most people and get close and personal with Galápagos wildlife.

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