Sea Lion in cave with fish
The day began with a wake-up call at 0630 followed by a commentary about the geology of the area we're passing through (northern coast of Isabela - the largest island). Wolfe and Darwin volcanos are on the north part of Isabela.
Breakfast from 0800-0900 followed by panga rides at 0900. The ride was great and included going into a cave in the panga. We saw Galapagos Penguin, Flightless Cormorant, Wandering Tattler, Fur Seal, Mola-mola (some kind of fish), Sea Turtle. A high point was the Sea Lion in the cave eating a fish.
Back on board and sailing for Fernandina. A slide show by Lynn at 1130 about her research and experiences camping on Volcan Alcedo.
King Neptune appeared as we crossed the equator(again - first time in daylight). Bottlenose Dolphins and a Bryde's Whale with calf were seen plus Elliot's Storm Petrel and Sea Lions. We had a large pod of Common Dolphins alongside the ship for quite a while and subsequently saw a Sperm Whale for several minutes.
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