Galapagos Marine Reserve
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 19 Nov 2021

Galapagos Marine Reserve, 11/19/2021, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

This morning we woke up in the northern region of the Galapagos Marine Reserve at Genovesa Island. Genovesa forms a crescent shape, with part of the volcanic crater having sunken into the sea long ago. This island is a magnet for seabirds, including the red-footed booby. This was our first opportunity to see the red-footed boobies because they are restricted to two large colonies in the Galapagos, one of which is located on Genovesa Island. The red-footed booby chooses to inhabit two sites in the Galapagos where the Galapagos hawk is absent; without our apex terrestrial predator present, the hatchlings of these boobies are less likely to be preyed upon.

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