Category Archives: Marinelife Wildlife Fauna

Smithsonian researchers find differences between Galapagos and mainland frigatebirds

Although the magnificent frigatebird may be the least likely animal on the Galapagos Islands to be unique to the area, it turns out the Galapagos population of this tropical seabird may be its own genetically distinct species warranting a new … Continue reading

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Galapagos Penguins and Global Warming = Extinction

The Global Climate change has been a hot topic since the release of Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth.  Debates have swirled regarding the cause, yet it is undeniable that weather patterns have changed and we are seeing more extreme weather – both Japan … Continue reading

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Costa Rica fishing boat stopped in Galapagos

The Ecuadorian navy has seized  the Rosa I Costa Rican fishing boat with a cargo of shark meat in the Galapagos Islands.  The Rosa I was stopped about 104 nautical miles northwest of Darwin Island with 75 pieces of shark … Continue reading

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BU Abroad: Finding the Galapagos (Must-See Video)

Source : BU Abroad.  A must to check the short video in the original text or in (YouTube) where Jaclyn Aliperti (CAS´10) explains why the Galapagos Islands are every naturalist´s must-see. Congratulations, Well Done! Rene A visit to the islands … Continue reading

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Galapagos Survivor

By Jim Eagles There’s good news and bad news on the subject of Lonesome George, the last surviving giant tortoise from the Galapagos island of Pinta and described by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “rarest living creature”. … Continue reading

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Sharkwater: on the other side of the ocean

Sharkwater is an amazing movie about the things we cannot know or care about in the oceans and in the world unless we are there. Released in 2007 to critical acclaim, this hauntingly beautiful HD film takes us into the … Continue reading

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Galapagos – Lonesome George: not so lonesome tonight?

Henry Nicholls is the editor of Galápagos News and the author of Lonesome George: The Life and Loves of a Conservation Icon. Go To Source…www.timesonline.co.uk It may have taken him 80 years but George the lonely Galapagos giant tortoise has … Continue reading

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Newly Goat-Free, a Galapagos Island Awaits a Finch Renaissance

By Dan Shapley When Charles Darwin first came upon the Galapagos Islands, he wasn’t as impressed with the diversity of bird life he found there as is widely believed. It was later, at home, that his observations of the beaks … Continue reading

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British team finds new life in the waters of Galapagos

By Katie Scott |27 August 2009 |Categories: Science British researchers have found several new species of life – and some that were thought to be extinct – during an in-depth study documenting some of the world’s rarest and most fragile coral … Continue reading

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Galapagos GNP NEWS: New Nest Found in Lonesome George’s Corral

21 July 2009 Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Hopes Soar at the Prospect of Obtaining a Descendant for Lonesome George This past Saturday, Female No. 107, one of the two female tortoises who shares a corral with Lonesome George—the last Pinta Island … Continue reading

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