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Close-up Galapagos

Close-up Galapagos | Galapagos | Scoop.it
ISABELA ISLAND, Galapagos Islands — Hundreds of blue-footed boobies form a swirling mass in the air just offshore. They circle, they climb, they dip.
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Invasive parasitic fly on Galapagos Islands probably came from mainland Ecuador

Invasive parasitic fly on Galapagos Islands probably came from mainland Ecuador | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Philornis downsi is a parasitic muscid fly that is native to mainland South America. Decades ago, it was accidentally introduced to the Galapagos Islands, where it harms Darwin's finches and other land birds.
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A Surging Ecuador Balances Commerce with Conservation - Forbes

A Surging Ecuador Balances Commerce with Conservation - Forbes | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Nathalie Cely has just assumed the post of Minister of Production in Ecuador, a country that has had to walk a fine line between its fast development and its nearly obsessive desire to protect its striking natural beauty and vibrant ecological habitat,...
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Rescued dogs find new purpose hunting giant invasive snails in the Galapagos - Mother Nature Network

Rescued dogs find new purpose hunting giant invasive snails in the Galapagos - Mother Nature Network | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Through Dogs for Conservation, these energetic animals are sniffing out destructive species and helping researchers balance the ecology of the islands.
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Endangered Galapagos Tortoises Thrive on Invasive Plants - Science World Report

Endangered Galapagos Tortoises Thrive on Invasive Plants - Science World Report | Galapagos | Scoop.it
It turns out that invasive plants may be helping endangered tortoises. Scientists have discovered that two subspecies of endangered tortoise have diets that are halfway made up of introduced species of plants.
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TED talk by Haas & Hahn

TED talk by Haas & Hahn | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. What's made their projects succeed? In this funny and i
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Manta Rays: Curious and Vulnerable Giants of the Sea

Manta Rays: Curious and Vulnerable Giants of the Sea | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Video © Shawn Heinrichs "In all my years of filming and interacting with manta rays, I have never witnessed such an extraordinary interaction between a manta ray and a swimmer. The power an...
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Galápagos Islands see an evolution in luxury with Pikaia Lodge - Los Angeles Times

Galápagos Islands see an evolution in luxury with Pikaia Lodge - Los Angeles Times | Galapagos | Scoop.it
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.
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This Jay Is Evolving in a Very, Very Weird Way - Wired

This Jay Is Evolving in a Very, Very Weird Way - Wired | Galapagos | Scoop.it
New species are only supposed to arise when a population separates into two. So what's going on with the birds on tiny Santa Cruz Island?
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Scientists cheered by birth of Galapagos tortoises in wild - U.S. News & World Report

Scientists cheered by birth of Galapagos tortoises in wild - U.S. News & World Report | Galapagos | Scoop.it
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — For the first time in a century, babies of the endangered Pinzon giant tortoise have been born in the wild in the Galapagos islands, scientists said.
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CELTA Ecuador International House Montañita - YouTube

A video about the experience of doing the CELTA at IH Montañita
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - No limit to life in deep sediment of ocean's "deadest" region - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - No limit to life in deep sediment of ocean's "deadest" region - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | Galapagos | Scoop.it
NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.
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Washed Up: Alejandro Duran's Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations

Washed Up: Alejandro Duran's Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Working along a single stretch of coastline in Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve, artist Alejandro Duran collects countless bits of trash that washes up from locations around the world. So far he's discovered plastic debris from dozens of countries on this shore of
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Galapagos Giant Tortoises Choose to Eat Invasive Plants - Maine News Online

Galapagos Giant Tortoises Choose to Eat Invasive Plants - Maine News Online | Galapagos | Scoop.it
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Galapagos Giant Tortoises Choose to Eat Invasive Plants
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According to a new study, the endangered species of tortoise called Galapagos have been eating invasive plants that are beneficial for their health.
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Dream Jobs—My Pop Song Singing Galapagos Tour Guide - Yahoo Travel

Dream Jobs—My Pop Song Singing Galapagos Tour Guide - Yahoo Travel | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Galapagos tour guides come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them climb mountains. Others take you diving deep beneath the surface of the sea. Some of them sing you songs about sea lions. Meet Ivan Lopez.
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Galapagos giant turtles not troubled by 'invasive' plants brought on by humans ... - Fox News

Galapagos giant turtles not troubled by 'invasive' plants brought on by humans ... - Fox News | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Invasive plants introduced by humans in the Galapagos Islands account for more than half the diet preferred by two species of giant turtles in the archipelago, researchers from Washington University in St.
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Study of Hunter-Gatherers' Guts Reveals Ancient Microbes

Study of Hunter-Gatherers' Guts Reveals Ancient Microbes | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Bacteria found in far-flung indigenous groups are absent in industrialized populations.
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Swimming With an Endangered Giant

Swimming With an Endangered Giant | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Despite the ability to swim faster than a torpedo, the Atlantic bluefin tuna is under serious threat from overfishing. Photographer Brian Skerry swims with these giant fish to show that they're more than just a meal—they are the "thoroughbreds of the sea."The National Geographic Live series brings thought-provoking presentations by today’s leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and performing artists right to you. Each presentation is filmed in front of a live audience at N
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Scientists raid mangrove finch nests as they battle to save birds discovered by Charles Darwin from extinction

Scientists raid mangrove finch nests as they battle to save birds discovered by Charles Darwin from extinction | Galapagos | Scoop.it
Nests built by a species of finch which was discovered by Charles Darwin have been raided in an eleventh-hour bid to save the bird from extinction.
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In Pieces - 30 Endangered Species

In Pieces - 30 Endangered Species | Galapagos | Scoop.it
30 species, 30 pieces. In Pieces is an interactive exhibition of 30 of the world’s most interesting but unfortunately endangered species — their survivals laying literally, in pieces. Explore information, facts and figures and download assets of each unique species.
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In Galápagos New Snags in Salvage of Grounded Freighter Floreana in San ... - Huffington Post

In Galápagos New Snags in Salvage of Grounded Freighter Floreana in San ... - Huffington Post | Galapagos | Scoop.it
New problems were reported Wednesday as salvage crews try to deal with the freighter Floreana six weeks after it ran aground in Shipwreck Bay on San Cristóbal Island....
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Villagers In The Andes Genetically Adapted To High Levels Of Arsenic And Continue To Live In Their Poisonous Environment - MessageToEagle.com

Villagers In The Andes Genetically Adapted To High Levels Of Arsenic And Continue To Live In Their Poisonous Environment - MessageToEagle.com | Galapagos | Scoop.it
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The Culture Trip - Ecuador - Art, Food, Culture and Travel Guide

The Culture Trip - Ecuador - Art, Food, Culture and Travel Guide | Galapagos | Scoop.it
One-stop website for the best of Ecuador's art, culture, travel, design, architecture, photography, fiction, film, music, food.
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