Gulf star (orange "starfish"), Tagus Cove, Isabela (Albemarle) Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America.
Snorkel to see a Gulf star (orange "starfish") in cold water at Tagus Cove, on Isabela (Albemarle) Island, Ecuador, South America. Echinoderms (Echinodermata phylum) belong to the class Asteroidea. In 1959, Ecuador declared 97% of the land area of the Galápagos Islands to be Galápagos National Park, which UNESCO registered as a World Heritage Site in 1978. Ecuador created the Galápagos Marine Reserve in 1998, which UNESCO appended in 2001.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download