Gardner Bay & Española Island
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  • 19 Sep 2021

Gardner Bay & Española Island, 9/19/2021, National Geographic Endeavour II

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Española is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. It sits on the southeastern end of the archipelago. The Galapagos are volcanic islands that formed over a geological “hot spot.” As the tectonic Nazca Plate slides to the southeast over the volcano-producing area, new islands emerge. This means that the islands towards the northwest are the youngest and the ones on the opposite end are the oldest.

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