Dena Haines

The Panama Current flows into the Galapagos waters in November.  Along with the Panama Current come warmer waters, which replace the cooler waters of the Humboldt Current. These warmer waters are not as nutrient rich as the waters of the Humboldt Current, making the underwater visibility clearer. This Current flows south from Central America and [...]

On the way to our first excursion while visiting Galapagos, we walked past a Poison Apple Tree (Manzanillo, Manchineel tree, Hippomane mancinella, manzanilla de la muerte – “little apple of death”). This is one of the most poisonous trees in the world. The Galapagos Poison Apple Tree The fruit look like small crab apples and [...]

The Humboldt Current is a current of cold Antarctic water which is brought to the surface by air currents. These air currents move across the surface of the water northward from the coast of Chile to Peru and cause a kind of sucking motion on the water currents. As the water moves along the west [...]

The Galapagos is an amazing place to travel with children. Our daughter is 10 years old and she loved the adventure.  She really enjoyed being so active; the constant exploration kept her interested and intrigued for the entire trip. She even started her own blog when we got home. When we explored the Galapagos with [...]

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