Scientists working in the Galapagos Islands are slowly watching this species disappear right before their eyes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(Phys.org)—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
(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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
In 1835, Charles Darwin arrived at the island chain that would shape his theory of natural selection.
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
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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 […]
Well, at least that's the idea behind Funny or Die's latest video.
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
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
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.
The Galapagos Islands are a model of how to adapt to survive.