Galapagos Marine Life PDF Print E-mail

The combination of warm tropical waters and the upwelling, nutrient rich, cool Humboldt waters allow the Galapagos Islands to support a wide array of marine life. These waters are home to sharks, sea turtles, sea lions and 306 varieties of fish, 25% of these fish are endemic. There are few coral reefs in these waters, instead the crevasses in the lava provides the function of a reef in other environments. Smaller fish live protected within the crevasses coming out to feed, and invertebrates make their home in the lava. The marine food chain and life is established around the lava as larger fish live near the lava area where they feed on the smaller fish.

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Diving in the Galapagos has been rapidly increasing in the last few years. These trips visit some of the remote island areas like Darwin and Wolf where land visits are not possible, but diving is exceptional. The highlight of these trips is viewing the Galapagos' big animals including Whale Sharks, Hammerheads and Manta Rays while Sea Lions, Hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, Eagle and Golden Cow Rays and vast shoals of reef fishes can regularly be seen on diving day trips from around Santa Cruz island and the nearby central islands. Natural history cruises also allow visitors to have a glimpse of life under the sea. These trips offer snorkeling excursions in place like Devil's Crown a submerged volcano, which offers an experience similar to swimming in a tropical fish tank or to Academy Bay where swimming with a colony of sea lions is an opportunity not to be missed.

 

 

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The Galapagos Islands

Ecuador and the Galápagos have unique positions geographically and geologically in the world, which all contribute to their climates, their susceptibility to natural disasters and their incredible natural diversity.

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