Located on the southeastern end of the archipelago, Española Island is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. The islands are of volcanic origin, and they formed due to the activity of what geologists call a “hot spot.” As the Nazca Plate slides to the southeast over the area that produces volcanoes, new islands develop. The islands toward the northwest are the youngest, and the ones on the opposite end are the oldest.
- Daily Expedition Reports
- 22 Jan 2023
Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez, Española Island, 1/22/2023, National Geographic Endeavour II
- Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
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