Sara Maxwell in the Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands, Equador--The L/P Guadalupe River finally arrived at Isla Fernandina the morning of Oct 1 after a three day, two night trip. As we weaved through the Canal Bolívar that separates Isla Fernandina and Isla Isabela, we gaped at the massive volcanos that top each of the islands. La Cumbre (roughly translated to "The Peak") is the one and only volcano on Fernandina, but it is HUGE - the third largest in the Galapagos at 4,800 ft (1463 m).
Now that you're up to date on the project, I'll tell you a little about the Galapagos and what we've been up to over the last week in preparation for our departure for Fernandina...
Sara Maxwell and Jana Jeglinski at Fernandina, Galapagos Islands--Greetings from Galapagos! I am here with Jana Jeglinski and her team to tag Galapagos fur seals and Galapagos sea lions on Fernandina and Floreana Islands. Right now, I will give you a bit of background about the project and tomorrow I will follow up with our activities here in Puerto Ayora where we are preparing to head in the field. Hasta manana!
Ontogeny of foraging and inter-specific competition