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Puerto Ayora


Note: The largest town in the Galápagos and site of the Darwin Research Station occupies the shores of Academy Bay, a graben valley.
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Academy Bay
Year: 2006


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Puerto Ayora harbor


Note: The main harbor and municipal wharf is adjacent to a fault scarp representing one margin of the Academy Bay graben.
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Puerto Ayora
Year: 2006


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Captive Española tortoise


Note: The Darwin Research Station is primarily dedicated to the captive propagation of the endangered reptiles of the Galápagos. It is also a good place to view them.
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Darwin Research Station
Year: 2006


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Arid zone vegetation


Note: In the altered ecological mosaic of southern Santa Cruz, the Darwin Research Station is one of the better places to see pristine arid zone vegetation.
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Darwin Research Station
Year: 2006