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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: Yellow 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.
Galapagos Islands (click on any island to learn more): Baltra Island, Darwin Island, Fernandina Island, Floreana Island, Genovesa Island, Isabela Island, Mosquera Island, North Seymour Island, Pinta Island, Pinzon Island, Rabida Island, San Cristobal Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Fe Island, Santiago Island, South Plaza Island and Wolf Island.