Galapagos Islands sea lions

Galapagos Islands sea lions

JUNE 26, 2016

Capture underwater of a Galapagos sea lion in the coast of San Cristóbal. The Galápagos sea lion ( Zalophus wollebaeki ) is a species of sea lion that exclusively breeds on the Galápagos Islands and – in smaller numbers – on Isla de la Plata (Ecuador). Being fairly social, and one of the most numerous species in the Galápagos archipelago, they are often spotted sun-bathing…

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Galapagos species list

Galapagos species list

JUNE 24, 2016

The Galápagos Fur Seal , Arctocephalus galapagoensis , is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. It is endemic to the Galápagos Islands, where it is widely distributed. The main colonies occur on the western Islands, such as Isla Fernandina and Isla Isabela, and an additional population exisits on Isla Foca in northern Peru which is thought to have…

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Galapagos National Park

Galapagos National Park

JUNE 22, 2016

The Galapagos Islands National Park was established 1959 as Ecuador s first National Park, and in 1979 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Park, which makes up 97% of the land area of the Galapagos Islands is situated in the Pacific Ocean around 1, km (620 miles) from the South American continent. These 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called…

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Airport Galapagos

Airport Galapagos

JUNE 20, 2016

The Galapagos Islands, a group of 19 islands some 620 miles west of the South American continent, are a remote and isolated region. Although there are three airports in the island group capable of General Aviation (GA) operations, each has its own restrictions with limited operating hours, aircraft parking, and service options. It’s also important to be mindful of unique Customs…

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