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Sullivan Bay

The Sullivan Bay lava field has a variety of interesting patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there and hornitos caused when pockets of gas or water trapped under the lava exploded. The low-lying mollugo and the lava cactus are the only plants that have managed to take root in this harsh environment. On the shoreline black and white oystercatchers can be seen fishing for crabs and molluscs in the tide pools.

Highlights: Geology and volcanology
Animals: Oystercatchers, great blue herons, lava herons, lava lizards, marine iguanas, mockingbirds
Difficulty: Walk of 1-1.5 hours
Landing: Dry

*Note that the listed activites may differ depending of the time of the day of your visit, cruise itinerary and National Park regulations.

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