Floreana Island
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  • 26 Jul 2021

Floreana Island

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Floreana was the first island in the Galapagos colonized by people. Ecuador took possession of the Galapagos in 1832 and established a penal colony on Floreana. When Charles Darwin visited in 1835, he met with some convicts and explored the highlands.

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