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Rabida Island


Rabida Island, is one of the Galapagos Islands. The island has also been know as Jervis Island named in honour of the 18th-century British admiral John Jervis. In Ecuador it is officially known as Isla Rabida.

Location

The island is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, approximately 600 miles west of Ecuador.

Size

The island has a total area of approximately 5 km.

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

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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