After lunch and siesta time, we landed on a small beach at Suarez Point on the island of Espanola. There were a few sea lions there, including the carcasses of three dead sea lions, in various states of decay. The smell was horrible. I ask our guide about, as it seemed like more than a coincidence. To this point, we have seen a lot of sea lions, some of them in large groups -- yet we saw no dead ones. And yet here, on a very small beach, there were three of them. He replied that it was just coincidence. I don't buy that, however. I am sure that is a logical and likely natural explanation for why there are three dead sea lions at this location, but none to be see elsewhere -- I just don't know what that reason is. In any case, I was eager to move on, given the smell.
As we walked along, we came across many marine iguanas, but these ones are a little different than the ones we have seen so far. They have prominent red patches on their scales.