travel42 Professional Cruise Port of Call Review

Located north of Santa Cruz, Daphne Major is most known for Peter and Rosemary Grant's work—spanning 40 years—on Darwin finches. Two species of boobies and tropic birds also nest there, and it is not uncommon to see Galapagos martins, short-eared owls and frigate birds, as well as Nazca and blue-footed boobies.

This island is a tuff cone, which was formed by repeated volcanic eruptions where the lava mixed with water. Today, the island is barren of trees, and its peak is 393 ft/120 m above se...

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