Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas and Giant Tortoises! Oh my!

Julian Garcia
October 13, 2016

            It’s been a few incredible weeks here on San Cristóbal, and I’ve already come across some really bizarre species that you wouldn’t find back home. Everything from the Galápagos Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Galápagos Giant Tortoises, Galápagos Green Turtles and other marine life, to the abundance of sea birds are practically right on our doorstep here. Amazingly, the Galápagos are home to one of the highest levels of species endemism in the entire world. Furthermore, it hosts the planet’s only marine iguana and the most northern-dwelling penguin, and 20% of marine species are endemic. In Darwin’s words, it truly is a “little world within itself.”


Julian Garcia

<div>Hi there all! My name Julian Garcia and I was proudly born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I am in my senior year at&nbsp;Cornell University studying International Agriculture and Rural Development with interests in sustainable cropping&nbsp;systems and economic development. In my free time, you can find me hiking in the Adirondacks, spelunking 100 feet&nbsp;underground in a cave, trying to cook up something tasty, or reading a Hemingway novel. I hope you enjoy the blog!</div>

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