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The Mangrove Finch: An Extinction in Slow Motion

Scientists working in the Galapagos Islands are slowly watching this species disappear right before their eyes -- Read more on

Sperm whale clans found to change location in ways similar to humans

(—A small team of researchers with members from Dalhousie University, Aarhus University and the University of St. Andrews, has found that sperm whale clans living off the coast of the Galápagos Islands were replaced by two others over the course of a decade. Show More Summary

UNC researcher develops test scenarios for sustaining ecotourism in the Galapagos

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands -- a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland -- continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and unique landscapes that help attract visitors face serious risks.

Researcher develops test scenarios for sustaining ecotourism in the Galapagos

If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands—a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland—continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and unique landscapes that help attract visitors face serious risks.

Researchers prove fast microbial evolutionary bursts exist

There are more than a dozen species of finch that evolved on the Galapagos Islands, each identified by beak shape and size. Some have strong beaks to crack nuts while others have long, fine beaks to grasp larvae with surgical precision. All of the finches evolved from a common ancestor in a very short period of time, an evolutionary process known as adaptive radiation.

In Toronto, Leonardo DiCaprio delivers 'Before the Flood,' a documentary rallying cry about climate change

About six years ago, Leonardo DiCaprio and the actor-director Fisher Stevens found themselves on a TED-sponsored trip to the Galapagos Islands. The two had known each other from L.A. pickup basketball games, but they soon were down to more serious matters: the dangers facing the environment. And...

Stunning images reveal life under water on the Galapagos

These stunning underwater shots show a view of the Galapagos Islands that will take your breath away - and it's one that few people will ever see.

11 Naturally Selected Facts About the Galápagos Islands

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In 1835, Charles Darwin arrived at the island chain that would shape his theory of natural selection.

Galápagos Islands face first-ever bird extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (August 10, 2016) -- Scientists have discovered a new species of colorful songbird in the Galápagos Islands, with one catch: it's extinct. read more

Lab-reared maggots may save Darwin's famous finches

Researchers reveal how they used chicken blood to rear larvae of the fly Philornis downsi, an invasive species that parasitizes birds in the Galapagos Islands. The new method may be the first to effectively rear an avian blood-feeding fly from egg to adult in the absence of its host.

Another Look at The Extraordinary Galápagos Islands

During our week-long excursion aboard the Galapagos cruise ship, M/V Evolution, we got to know some of our 29-fellow travelers, including a lovely couple from Los Angeles, California [&hellip...

A Trip to the Galápagos, Part Two

There is so much to see in the spectacular Galápagos Islands. During my recent trip with my daughter, Alexis, and her children, Jude and Truman, we spent seven-days [&hellip...

A Trip to the Galápagos

If you ever get the opportunity, I encourage you to visit the extraordinary Galápagos Islands. The Galápagos is an archipelago of volcanic islands set along the equator about [&hellip...

What it's like to stay at the most luxurious resort in the Galápagos Islands, where rooms can cost you up to $20,000 for the week

The Galápagos Islands are not a destination for the novice traveler. It takes a long time to get there — no matter where you're coming from — and when done right, your trip will be jam-packed with incredible adventures. ProfessionalShow More Summary

Watch Rainn Wilson Go On The Weezer Experience For Funny Or Die

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

When Weezer released their “White Album” earlier this year, they sold some deluxe pre-order bundles, including one $25,000 package that included a Greyhound bus trip to the Galapagos Islands with Rivers Cuomo. Students of geography will notice that this does not seem especially possible. But the actor Rainn Wilson has The Office-in-syndication money, so he […]

The Weezer Experience

4 months agoHumor : Funny or Die

The Weezer Experience 3:47 For just $25,000 you could enjoy the totally not fake "Weezer Experience" with Rivers Cuomo and take an exciting trip to the Galápagos Islands for some birdwatching and a catamaran ride. Watch as their very...Show More Summary

Can genetically modified rats save the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos Islands’ precious biodiversity is at risk with invasive rat species sneaking on ships and preying on endangered eggs and hatchlings. One potential solution is to genetically modify the rats to only be male, effectively dooming future reproduction. Show More Summary

Skating The Galapagos Part 2

Red Bull sent Silvester Eduardo, Rob Gonyon, Willy Akers, Vladik Scholz and filmer Tom Colabraro to skate the Galapagos Islands. The post Skating The Galapagos Part 2 appeared first on TransWorld SKATEboarding.

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