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Massive Waves Batter Parts of the Galapagos
Last weekend, huge waves battered some coastal areas in the Galapagos Islands, causing damage to townships and raising fears about the well being of certain coastal species. The Galapagos National Park reported that a storm south of the archipelago caused the strong waves, which caused considerable damage to townships on San Cristóbal and Isabela Islands. Park staff have been monitoring wildlife, Galapagos sea lions and marine iguanas in particular, in the affected areas and collecting trash brought in by the high tide. Authorities briefly suspended maritime activities near the affected islands and closed some public beaches as a precaution.