Floreana Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 08 Apr 2019

Floreana Island, 4/8/2019, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
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Floreana was the first island in the Galapagos archipelago to be colonized by people. Ecuador took possession of the Galapagos Islands in 1832 and established a penal colony in Floreana Island. When Darwin visited the Galapagos in 1835, the second island he landed on was Floreana. During his stay, Darwin met with some of the convicts and explored the highlands of the island.

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