Daphne Mayor Island :: Daphne Major Isl.
Located in Daphne Island off the coast north of Santa Cruz Island. Daphne is a volcanic tuff cone, formed by successive explosions produced by the mixture of lava and water.
On this island, Dr. Peter Grant has made a long-term study of Darwin's finches, which is why you can see these birds are banded.
The palo santo present herein Bursera malacophyla is endemic to the Daphne Islands, North Seymour and Baltra.
The blue-footed booby nests inside the craters and the masked booby nests on the flanks of the cone and the edge of the craters and the tropical bird that nests in cavities in the cliffs.
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Stay within the prescribed path. Due to erosion problems the land is brittle and loose one can slip.
It is forbidden to go to the craters or beyond the Stop sign. .
The recommended landing is in the "cliff" only when the tide is high. Be careful with the strong surf at the time of landing. .
A special permit in writing from the Galapagos National Park is required to visit Daphne.