Galapagos Volcano Erupting

The Galapagos National Park says La Cumbre volcano began spewing lava, gas and smoke on uninhabited Fernandina Island on Saturday after four years of inactivity.

The park says in a statement the eruption is not a threat to people living on nearby Isabela Island.

But it says lava flowing to the sea will likely affect marine and terrestrial iguanas, wolves and other fauna.



  1. #1 Sven DiMilo
    April 12, 2009

    Wolves!?!! How did Darwin miss ’em?
    (Lobos del Mar = sea-wolves = sealions)

  2. #2 Andrew
    April 12, 2009

    ROFL @ wolves

  3. #3 Zuri
    April 13, 2009

    The eruption in Fernandina Island is another of the multiple attractions this Archipelago offers to its visitors. Although we hope it doesn’t affect the wildlife living in Fernandina Island. The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.

  4. #4 Brother Nature
    April 13, 2009

    Yep! The Galapagos Wolf – so rare and little studied that even Tasmanian Wolves seem common by comparison. [Those of us who have Harvard PhD’s are indubitably as familiar with the recondite critters as Greg is.]