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Diving: Who arrive at Galapagos, should not Ecuador Pictures - Galapagos Islands - Travel to Ecuadorfail to take advantage of the opportunity to submerge in the sea, to be near of some of the 307 species of fish that there are in the islands. These "close encounters" include rays, manta rays and sharks.

There are appropriate places for the diving with tube (snorkel): Gruta de los Osos Marinos (adventure in which you will be accompanied by these animals), the Roca del Pinaculo (you will be able to see tropical fish and groups of penguins hunting in the waters) and the Corona del Diablo (if you are lucky, young sea lions will swim by your side).


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Flora: In Galapagos 220 species of Endemic plants have been identified, 399 natives and 119 introduced. There are six zones of vegetation: the coast, with plants that tolerate high salt levels (swamps and myrtles, among others); the barren one, where thorny plants grow (cactus); the one of transition, with perennial grass and small shrubs; the humid discharge and, carob trees, fungi and guava tree can be seen; miconia, used for the cultivation of coffee, oranges and other fruits; and the highest zone, dominated by ferns and sedges.

Fauna: One of the reasons for the scientific and tourist interest of the Galapagos islands is its Ecuador Pictures - Galapagos Islands - Travel to Ecuadorvaried fauna, which can be easily observed. The giant turtles are one of the most known species and in the archipelago there are 11 of the 14 original subspecies.

Other animals that wake up interest are the booby blue legs, chaffinch of Darwin, the frigates, the marine and terrestrial iguanas, the marine wolves and lions.

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