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When we think of Asian carp invading the Mississippi River or pythons taking over parts of the Everglades, we think of how invasive species can decimate an ecosystem. However, invasive species can sometimes have a positive impact.
Tortoises living on the Galapagos island of Española have made a dramatic recovery after their population had reached a low point of just 15 individuals.
Scientists using GPS technology and modern 3D acceleration measurements have mapped out the annual migration of the Galapagos giant tortoise.
At the time of his death, it appeared that Lonesome George was the last member of his species, but new research suggests that his breed of giant tortoises might live on after all.
Image Credit: Thinkstock.com The Red-footed tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria, known in Brazil as Jabuti, is a tortoise from South America. They live in tropical forests and grasslands in northern South America and some islands of the Caribbean. It draws its name from the red and orange scales visible on its limbs, as well as its head and tail. It is protected by CITES* as an endangered species. *CITES: Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species.
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