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Galapagos Islands volcano erupts in spectacular fashion

Wolf volcano, home to the only population of pink iguanas in the world, sends plume of fire and ash into the sky.

Volcano threatens Galapagos Islands ecosystem

A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Volcano threatens Galapagos Islands ecosystem

Wolf volcano erupts for first time in 33 years; could threaten park made famous by Charles Darwin

Volcano erupts on Galapagos island home to unique pink iguanas

QUITO (Reuters) - A volcano perched atop one of Ecuador's Galapagos islands erupted in the early hours of Monday, the National Park said, potentially threatening a unique species of pink iguanas.

New Eruption Started in the Galapagos Islands

Wolf in the Galapagos Island has erupted for the first time since 1982. The post New Eruption Started in the Galapagos Islands appeared first on WIRED.

NYK Lynx Rescues Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

  NYK Lynx, a containership operated by NYK Line, rescued one person from a sailing yacht in distress 260 nautical miles off the Galapagos Islands. The yacht

Quiz: Do you know enough to win the National Geography Bee?

A 14-year-old New Jersey student won the National Geography Bee on Wednesday, besting more than 50 other finalists to win a $50,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Galapagos Islands.Read full article >>

Freighter Scuttled After Galapagos Grounding

An Ecuador-flagged cargo ship has been successfully refloated and scuttled after running aground earlier this year in the Galápagos Islands. The salvage and scuttling was carried out by the U.S.-based salvage [...] The post Freighter Scuttled After Galapagos Grounding appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Shipwreck Refloated Near the Galapagos

Grounded cargo ship Floreana was refloated by T&T Salvage on April 4, 2015 in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.     Leading operations

Could the Apple Watch become one of gaming's Galapagos Islands?

I am not sure about the Apple Watch - which, when a single object costs as much as this does, means that I am sure that I am not going to buy one any time soon. Early reviews suggest that this a device you need to actually create a new...Show More Summary

Coast Guard Drops Medical Supplies to Injured Crew

A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) aircrew dropped medical supplies to a Colombian fishing vessel 900 miles northwest of Galapagos Island, Sunday, the USCG informs.   At approximately 10 p.

Invasive parasitic fly on Galapagos Islands probably came from mainland Ecuador

An invasive parasitic fly that harms Darwin's finches and other land birds on the Galapagos Islands, has been found for the the first time in mainland Ecuador, supporting the hypothesis that it was introduced from there.

Cruise News: Major cruise lines sail into lucrative adventure travel

Some destinations fuel my sense of wanderlust: the Galápagos Islands, Mexico's Gulf of California, Alaska, the South Pacific and Antarctica, among them. Cruises to these destinations offer once-in-a-lifetime adventure and a chance to see remote beaches, hidden coves and fascinating wildlife.

Galápagos Islands see an evolution in luxury with Pikaia Lodge

An expedition to the Galápagos Islands to view the wildlife and scenery that inspired Charles Darwin is, by almost any measure, a trip of a lifetime. But despite the time and expense involved in getting there, travelers in search of luxurious accommodations have had, until recently, to...

Baby giant tortoises hatch in the Galapagos Islands for first time in a century

For the first time in 100 years, baby Pinzón giant tortoises have hatched on the Galapagos Islands. Their births represent a small step forward for the vulnerable species. On an expedition to Pinzón Island in 1970, scientists found only 19 adult tortoises. Show More Summary

Briefly: 80% Off Rockstar Games, VR Smell Machine, Galapagos Island Babies

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get 80% off Rockstar games at the PlayStation Store, baby tortoises found on Galapagos Island for first time in over 100 years, scent-blasting VR face masks are radical. More »      

Blorpin’ In The Galápagos

Pssst! Buddy! Wanna see some Cute Sea Lions? You have come to the right place. From the video: “Florian Fischer and Patricio Garcés go diving with friendly Galápagos Sea Lions off the coasts of the Galápagos Islands.” Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Blorp, sea lions

TEDxGalápagos tells the story of Galapagos’ humans

There aren’t many places on earth more mythical than the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago that sparked Charles Darwin to form his theory of evolution almost two centuries ago. Protected as a World Heritage Site, they’re bursting with life, from ancient tortoises to Darwin’s finches to bright sea creatures. But as a place for people to [ … ]

Wall of Tears in Isabela Island , Ecuador

On the otherwise picturesque Galapagos Island of Isabela, the appropriately named Wall of Tears is an ugly and completely pointless barrier made of sharp volcanic slag standing as a monument to the prisoners who were forced to build it and those that are said to have died in the effort. Show More Summary

Seven Days in the Galapagos Islands

How to see the 3,000 square miles of the Galapagos in a week.

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