December officially marks the start of the warm season in Galapagos as the trade winds drop and the cold water currents ease allowing the air and water temperatures start to rise.
This change of the season means that it makes the start and the end of the mating season for much of the fauna of Galapagos. December is a month that enjoys great weather, with clear blue skies, and very little wind with some rains which means many of the plants start budding and in some areas Galapagos becomes green again.
Giant Tortoise eggs begin to hatch in the wild this month which lasts until April, Green Sea Turtles become more abundant and visible as their mating activity reaches a peak this moth and they remain closer to their breeding beaches. This month also sees most of the Waved Albatross chicks on Espanola make their maiden flight.