Bill Reals, one of the diver dudes over at sister blog Divester, alerts us to
the news that a volcano has
erupted in the Galapagos. These islands, famous for helping Darwin develop his theory of natural selection (and
where he perfected his recipe for Finch Stew…yummy!), are a prime diving and tourism spot, so visitors planning a
vacation there would be wise to check on what is open and closed.
Some tourist centers near the island if Isabella, where the
eruption is occurring, are closed.
Actually, some 2,000 people live in Puerto Villamil on Isabela’s southern there is thankfully “no risk to the
population.” By the way, if you are looking for a fantastic book about the islands (other than Darwin’s) I urge you to
read the Pulitzer Prize-winning volume
The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner. This is one of the best pop sci books I’ve ever read.