Española Island is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands, as it sits on the southeastern end of the archipelago. The islands are of volcanic origin, formed because of a hot spot. As the Nazca Plate slides to the southeast over the volcano, a new island develops. This means that the islands towards the northwest are the youngest and the ones on the opposite end are the oldest.
- Daily Expedition Reports
- 08 Jan 2023
Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez, Española Island, 1/8/2023, National Geographic Endeavour II
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