famous Flightless Cormorant inhabits this island and also
sea lions are
abundant, a variety of herons, yellow warblers, pelicans, frigates,
petrels, shearwaters and the large population of marine iguanas.
Different types of lava flows can be compared and the Mangrove
Forests can be observed.
Marine iguanas are the only known lizards to have adapted
themselves to a life dependent on the sea, feeding on the green
algae and seaweed several feet below the water's surface.
You find them only in the Galapagos and
Fernandina holds the largest colony.
Plants are nearly devoid in this area; Lava
Cactus seems to be one of the few plants able to survive.
These small cacti live only a few years, growing
in groups. The spines are yellow when young darkening with age
and the flower is a creamy white visible only in the early mornings.