Floreana Island

Dec 16, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II

When the day became light enough to see, the outline of Floreana could be seen south of our anchorage. Very different profiles from the previous two islands visited on this expedition in Galapagos. We are still in the southeastern corner of the archipelago, still in the realm of island endemics within the Galapagos endemics. Floreana has its own lava lizard, prickly pear cactus and mockingbird species, and even its own marine iguana subspecies. Very isolated indeed. Over the day, we covered the northern shore of the island, exploring on land and in or on the ocean in protected waters, in the lee of the island, away from the dominant southeast trade winds and Humboldt Current that hits the southeastern cast pretty hard year round.

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Cindy Manning

Expedition Leader

Born in Lima, Peru, of North American parents, Cindy and her family subsequently lived in several South American and European countries with a couple stops in Peoria, Illinois. Cindy received a degree in biology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Afterwards, Cindy spent a year and a half teaching science in the Western Province of Kenya, East Africa. 

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