Española Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 12 Dec 2021

Española Island, 12/12/2021, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

The Galápagos archipelago is divided into several geological regions. The eastern islands are the oldest as they moved further away from the hotspot approximately four million years ago. Creatures established here have evolved into new forms, resulting in a high endemism rate on Española. We anchored at Gardner Bay in the morning, and while we navigated westbound towards our new visitor site, Punta Suárez, we were greeted by a huge pod of bottle-nosed dolphins. What an amazing way to start our expedition in the Enchanted Isles!

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