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Ecuador: Take a holiday cruise through the Galapagos Islands

If you’re looking for an adventurous way to spend the winter holidays, Vaya Adventures is offering a Dec. 23 departure for a cruise on the Beagle through the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Come For The Galapagos National Park, Stay For The In-House Tortoise Reserve At Pikaia Lodge

Luxury and the Galapagos Islands go together like peanut butter and jelly (it should be wrong, but it?s actually very right), so put your hands together for the opening of Pikaia Lodge on Santa Cruz island in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. Show More Summary

Galapagos invasion is global warning

A new study led by a PhD researcher at The University of Western Australia has revealed that parts of the iconic Galapagos Islands have been overrun by invasive plants from other parts of the world. "People may be shocked that a place...Show More Summary

Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Quito (AFP) - "Pepe the Missionary," a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60, officials said Friday. Pepe, who lived in a corral at the Galapagos National Park's Interpretation Center, died of natural causes, said the park's ecosystems director, Victor Carrion. Show More Summary

Salvage Crews Avert Disaster in the Galápagos

Mammoet Salvage helps avert environmental disaster in the Galápagos Islands Mammoet Salvage and its partner, CPT Remolcadores SA of Chile, recently responded

From the August Issue: Natural Progression

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Long overshadowed by the Galápagos Islands, the Ecuadoran mainland is finding new footing as an exclusive—and reclusive—adventure destination. The sea lions are lively today. I have just tumbled backward over the edge of a dinghy, and...Show More Summary

Natural Progression

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Long overshadowed by the Galápagos Islands, the Ecuadoran mainland is finding new footing as an exclusive—and reclusive—adventure destination. The sea lions are lively today. I have just tumbled backward over the edge of a dinghy, and...Show More Summary

Hunter Pence Saves Phillie Phanatic, Then the Giants

Hunter Pence saved the Phillie Phanatic. Then he saved the Giants. The right fielder heroically performed mouth-to-snout resuscitation on the 35-year-old mascot listed as hailing from the Galapagos Islands but rumored to come from outer space. Show More Summary

Ocean News: National Aquarium Launches Sustainable Seafood Program, Seahorses Can Growl, and More

Pacific seahorse (Hippocampus ingens) around the Galapagos Islands. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Peter Liu Photography) - The National Aquarium launched a Sustainable Seafood Program earlier this week. The program will enhance seafood...Show More Summary

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Tiny Blood-Slurping Bird That Terrorizes the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are as beautiful as they are unforgiving. Patrick Watkins could have told you as much when his captain rudely marooned him there in 1805 for acting like an ass. According to legend, mostly coming from Watkins himself, he managed to scrape by alone on the island, trading vegetables with passing ships for […]

8 of the best cruise ships for exploring the Galapagos

Considering a tropical escape for a vacation this year? A cruise through the Galapagos Islands definitely fits the profile, with warm sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, and sun-kissed tan lines. To add to the appeal, the Galapagos has some of the most unique indigenous wildlife which you won?t find anywhere else on the planet. Show More Summary

6 unusual animals you’ll find on the Galapagos Islands

There are places you travel to because you?ve had friends tell you about them. There are places you travel to because you just want to. There are places you travel to because they?re on everyone?s bucket list. And finally, there are places that you travel to because they fit all of the above. Show More Summary

Visions of the Galapagos Islands: Adrift in Ecuador’s Most Famous Archipelago [Gallery]

4 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Vagabondish

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Recently, we had the good fortune of cruising the Galapagos Islands for a week with Ecoventura luxury cruises. It was a truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime (maybe) experience from which we’re still reeling. Show More Summary

Ocean Oasis

(Photo: Oceana / Eduardo Sorensen) The Juan Fernández Islands, an archipelago located 400 miles off Chile, has been compared to the Galápagos Islands for its beauty and incredible biodiversity. Though relatively unknown, this ecosystem is under threat from unsustainable fishing practices. Show More Summary

Efforts Underway to Refloat Grounded Cargo Ship in Galápagos Islands

4 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Work to remove a grounded cargo ship from a reef in the waters in the Galápagos Islands commenced Monday almost 2 weeks after the vessel ran aground, sparking fears of an environmental catastrophe in the fragile ecosystem. The post Efforts Underway to Refloat Grounded Cargo Ship in Galápagos Islands appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Galapagos Threat 'Could Unleash a Disaster'

A new threat to the Galapagos Islands "could unleash a disaster": a cargo ship. At Galapagos officials' urging, Ecuador (which owns the islands) yesterday declared an environmental emergency there after a ship ran aground last Friday. The 19,000 gallons of cargo fuel the Galapaface 1 had been transporting have...

Darwin's Finches Build Pest-Free Nests

Serious problem, simple fix. Researchers on the Galapagos Islands have helped Darwin's finches protect their nests from a dangerous new parasite, reports Scientific American. The simple fix: Scientists left cotton balls laced with a mild pesticide for the birds to take, and the finches happily wove them into their nests....

How have changing sea-levels influenced evolution on the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos Islands have an iconic status in the history of evolutionary study, now new research shows that the islands' own geological past may have influenced the evolution of the chain's native species. read more

Is self-fumigation for the birds?

SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2014 – When University of Utah biologists set out cotton balls treated with a mild pesticide, wild finches in the Galapagos Islands used the cotton to help build their nests, killing parasitic fly maggots to protect baby birds. Show More Summary

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