Galápagos Sea Lions (Zalophus californicus) form large colonies on sandy beaches. They are ubiquitous along southern coastal areas of San Cristóbal Island. Often their rookeries coincide here with areas frequented by humans, including Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The park bench reads "conservamos lo nuestro" or "we keep/conserve ours."
Galapagos Islands; San Cristóbal Island (Galapagos Islands); Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (Galapagos Islands)
Artifacts recovered from excavated deposits in El Progreso were processed immediately for analysis at the Galápagos Science Center. Drying the enormous volume of preserved specimens required most of the sidewalk directly across from the church. 7,604 artifacts weighing 80 kg, and over 23,000 animal bone specimens weighing almost 110 kg were recovered from the Carpintero midden alone.
San Cristóbal Island (Galapagos Islands); Excavations (Archaeology)--Ecuador;
The central sugar mill processing area lies directly to the west and down-slope from the Hacienda House. Historic mill infrastructure that could not be relocated or scavenged, remains today in various states of preservation. The image here is a three-dimensional LiDAR point cloud representing archaeological artifacts, measured using a FARO Focus 3D terrestrial laser scanner. LiDAR points have been colourized using digital photos of the features and surrounding area collected at the time of the LiDAR scans. Points relating to trees and other overlying vegetation have been removed to more clearly visualize the archaeological artifacts of interest. The animated walk-through shows the central mill area surrounded on either end by preserved HRT boilers. The walk-through circles around the central flue and boiler heating areas which lie directly across from the water retention ponds.
Hacienda El Progreso; Sugar Mill; San Cristóbal Island (Galapagos Islands); sugar factories;