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Sea turtle trackway


Note: We saw numerous sea turtle nests here.
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Bachas
Year: 2004


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The highlands of Santa Cruz


Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Bachas
Year: 2004


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Wreckage of WWII barge


Note: The name "Bachas" is a Spanish rendering of the English word "Barges." During WWII, barges used to supply the Baltra airbase with water were abandoned on this beach. Rábida is visible on the horizon.
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Bachas
Year: 2004


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Beachrock with basalt pebbles


Note: In this spot, the carbonate sands of the Bachas beach, made of the ground shells of marine organisms, has been cemented by calcium carbonate precipitated from sea water, enclosing rounded pebbles of basalt. Tomorrow's strange limestone.
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Bachas
Year: 2004