About Mosquera Island in the Galapagos

Official Name: Mosquera Island
English Name: Mosquera Island
Visitor Sites: The entire islet, taking care not to step on vegetation
Area: 0.022 sq. miles (0.06 sq km)
Max altitude: 6.5 feet (1.98 meters)
Approximate Age: 2 million years old

Animals Regularly Seen: Sea Lions, Lava Gulls

Animals occasionally or seasonally seen: ellow Crowned Herons

Outstanding characteristics: Sea Lions everywhere!

Vegetation: Very little. Sesuvium portulacastrum grows on the sand. Most of the islet is covered with sand and barren lava rock.

Geology: Probably uplift, similar to North Seymour Island and Baltra Island. Mosquera Islet is located between North Seymour and Baltra Islands, this flat, sandy island attracts a great quantity of sea lions. It is also an excellet site for observing shorebirds such as herons and Lava Gulls. There is no trail on Mosquera Island, so any Galapagos visitor can enjoy an open area.

Map of the Galapagos showing Mosquera Island