Geology of the Galapagos Islands

Course Summary:

The Geology of the Galapagos Islands

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  • UAA students get a lesson in volcano seismology at the geophysical institute in Quito, Equador
  • The welcoming committee upon arrival in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Land Iguana on South Plazas Island
  • Hiking on Genovesa Island
  • Lizard City!  Marine iguanas on Fernandina Island.  Darwin Volcano on Isabela Island in the background
  • An immature Nazca "Booby" greets a UAA students
  • Hiking up a rift zone on the west flank of Darwin volcano on the island of Isabella.
  • Hiking back to Tagus Cove inside the crater of Tagus tuff-cone.
  • A lava lizard (small, dark reptile in the foreground)
  • The weathered surface of a pahoehoe flow with a marine iguana for scale
  • Exploring lava flows on the west flank of Fernandina volcano in the westernmost Galapagos archipelago
  • Darwin volcano, Tagus cone, and Iquanas
  • Heading into shore on our boat, "Reina Silvia"
  • A land iguana meets a UAA student
  • A giant Galapagos tortoise
  • Taking a break at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island
  • Swimming in a lava tube on Florenna Island
  • Visiting a Tortoise preserve on Florenna Island.
  • A sea lion nursery on Espaniola Island