Tuesday, August 31, 2004

R�bida Island

Also called �Jervis Island, � one of the Gal�pagos Islands, in the eastern Pacific Ocean, about 600 miles (965 km) west of Ecuador. The island has an area of about 1 square mile (3 square km) and is studded with several small volcanic craters. Originally named for the 18th-century British admiral John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent, the island's official Ecuadorian name is Isla R�bida. R�bida has a lagoon and a flamingo


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