Sunday 7 July 2019

Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary

In the waters around this island is possible to find some of the largest marine predators

Malepo Island
This postcard was sent by Javier

Malpelo is a small island in the East Pacific Ocean, located about 500 km (310 mi) west of the Colombian mainland. 
Malpelo Island is composed of Miocene pillow lavas, volcanic breccias, and basaltic dikes that have been dated as being 16 to 17 million years old. This island and the underlying and underwater Malpelo Ridge were created along with the Carnegie Ridge in the Late Miocene by a very complex interaction between the Cocos-Nazca Spreading Centre and the Galápagos hotspot. - in: wikipedia

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