Floreana Island

Dec 03, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Floreana Island, which we visited today, forever changed the archipelago when it became the site of the first human settlement from Ecuador. Today we visited the farthest sites, where the human influence has been diminished by the efforts of the National Park Service. We visited three places today: Cormorant Point with its flamingos and nesting turtles, Champion Islet which is the only place where visitors can spot the elusive Floreana mockingbird, and Post Office Bay where we followed an old whaler’s tradition with a postcard delivery system.

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Enrique Silva

Naturalist

Enrique was born on San Cristobal Island, which is the political capital of the Galapagos. His parents moved from mainland Ecuador in the 1980’s, as did many other Ecuadorians, in search of better work opportunities.

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