Genovesa Island

Jul 06, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


A few of the smaller Galápagos Islands are found north of the Equator line. Under the influence of the Panama Flow, the waters in this region are warmer. Genovesa is a safe-haven for many seabird species, which can find a vast ocean for foraging. This island is the remnant of a former volcano; erosion by sea and wind action have caused the collapse of its southeastern rim giving way to the ocean, so we anchored inside this stunning caldera. Not having suffered from introduced mammalian carnivorous species, creatures here –mostly birds- thrive and are ecologically naïve, making this a formidable visit.

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Gaby Bohorquez

Naturalist

Gaby was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her first work in the Galapagos was on board a 90-passenger 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 Galapagos 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 passion and love for the islands during all these years.

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