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Female lava lizard and coral head


Note: In 1954, a portion of the floor of Urbina Bay was abruptly lifted above the high tide line. Witnesses found stranded tide pools with live fish and lobsters. Today, it is a case study of the formation of a carbonate depositional environment and of terrestrial ecological succession.
Island: Isabela
Location: Urbina Bay
Year: 2004


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Observing coral heads - Alcedo volcano in background


Island: Isabela
Location: Urbina Bay
Year: 2004


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Poison apple trees


Note: The uplifted land is a noticibly typical ecosystem dominated by pioneers and disturbed habitat specialists like the poison apple tree Hippomane. Island: Isabela
Location: Urbina Bay
Year: 2004