Jun 27, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today our guests experienced Santiago Island. This is the island that Darwin explored the most when he visited the Galapagos back in 1835. Darwin camped on the island of Santiago for a week, together with some crew of the HMS Beagle. While on the island, Darwin studied Galapagos marine and land iguanas, and collected finches, mockingbirds, insects and plants. Most of the species that Darwin collected were unique to the islands, and it was during this time on Santiago Island that Darwin noticed that the Galapagos wildlife was strangely unafraid to humans.

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Salvador Cazar


Salvador Cazar studied biology at the Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina and at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Between 1988 and 1994, Salvador worked as a naturalist and tour leader for several national and international tour operators, leading groups of visitors across the Ecuadorian rain forest, Andean forest, and to Galápagos.

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