Day 8: Seymour Norte Island - Sea lions, frigate birds, and more boobies! Saying goodbye :(
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The next morning at 6:30 AM, we managed to squeeze in one more island before heading to the airport. Seymour Norte is a small island with many birds and surprise, sea lions. It was very dusty near the boat landing area and the sea lions were almost camaflauged. I saw a baby sea lion (probably around 2 days old because its flippers were still pink) and it was sneezing and coughing in the dirt.
We also saw a juvenile sea lion with a huge bite in its tail from a shark attack but it was still living and just looked stunned. Poor thing.
There were young frigate birds recently hatched. Also, blue-footed boobies were doing mating dances, whistling and strutting in step. The male boobie will offer the female boobie a stick and if she accepts it, she's in. We saw a female accept a stick after an elaborate dance by the male. It was cool. There was also a few land iguanas that had been introduced into
Then we returned to the boat and went to Baltra to go to the airport. Everyone was so happy and had a great time which made me happy. In the end, the incredible diversity and approachability of the wildlife of the Galapagos sells itself. I was sad to leave, especially Iiri who was always smiling and so nice. On the ride back, I was already nostalgic but very fulfilled from the trip!