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Sea lion mother and pup at Rabida Island.


Rábida Island, is one of the Galápagos Islandsmarker. The island has also been know as Jervis Island named in honour of the 18th-century British admiral John Jervis. In Ecuadormarker it is officially known as Isla Rábida.

Location

The island is located in the eastern Pacific Oceanmarker, approximately 600 miles (965 km) west of Ecuador.

Size

The island has a total area of approximately 5 km².

Geography

The island has red sand beaches and a saltwater lagoon inhabited by flamingos and a bachelor sea lion colony.

The landscape is studded with small volcanic craters along sharp slopes and cliffs.

Wildlife

Brown pelican on red sand.



In addition to flamingos and the bachelor sea lion colony, pelicans, white-cheeked pintails, boobies, and nine species of finch have been reported. The rich wildlife attracts a number of tourists cruises.


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