Floreana Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 24 Jan 2022

Floreana Island, 1/24/2022, National Geographic Endeavour II

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Floreana was the first island in the Galapagos to be colonized by people. When Ecuador took possession of the islands in 1832, a penal colony was established on Floreana. Floreana was the second island Darwin landed on when he visited the Galapagos in 1835. During his stay, Darwin met some of the convicts and explored the highlands.

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