Fernandina and Isabela Islands

Oct 29, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Probably the most striking region of the Galapagos Archipelago is the west, which comprises Isabela and Fernandina Islands. These are the youngest islands, both of which have experienced volcanic eruptions in the last twelve months. The Cromwell Undercurrent upwells here, bringing nutrients from the depths of the Pacific Ocean; these constant upwellings make this a highly productive area, with various endemic species of the Galapagos benefitting from it.

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Gaby Bohorquez


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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