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Galapagos Tortoise
2014-10-29 10:47:22

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.

2014-10-27 04:21:59

CAMBRIDGE, England, and MECHELEN, Belgium, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GBP2.4 million grant awarded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms
2014-08-11 03:08:49

Study provides some of the first evidence for the hypothesis of co-divergence between parasites and hosts acting as a major driver of biodiversity

2014-06-25 08:27:42

QUITO, Ecuador, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VOYAGERS TRAVEL - www.galapagoscruise.com.ec, a niche tour operator,

Galapagos Islands evolution
2014-05-08 03:00:51

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.

Saving Endangered Birds By Giving Them Treated Cotton For Nests
2014-05-06 03:06:47

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. The researchers say the self-fumigation method may help endangered birds and even some mammals.

2014-03-25 12:25:06

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring the highest active volcanoes in the world, the greatest concentration of species by area, white sand beaches and the breathtaking Galapagos

Magma Chamber Of Galapagos' Sierra Negra Volcano Imaged In 3D
2014-03-06 10:01:48

Some of the most active volcanoes in the world can be found in the Galapagos Islands. These volcanoes are responsible for more than 50 eruptions in the last 200 years. Even with such activity, scientists knew far more...

2014-03-05 23:26:06

In February 2014, twelve Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchusheliobates) chicks have hatched as part of a captive rearing program was born at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in Puerto Ayora,

2014-02-19 23:21:37

Turtle Island Restoration Network, Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos National Park Directorate, UMass Dartmouth and OCEARCH collaborate to conduct multispecies expedition. (PRWEB)


Latest Galápagos Islands Reference Libraries

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
2013-04-23 14:48:18

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was occasionally previously known as Man O’War or man of War, a reflection of its rakish lines, aerial piracy of other birds, and speed. It’s widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in the trees in Florida, the Caribbean and the Cape Verde Islands. In addition, it breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, as well. It is known as a vagrant as far from its...

Galápagos Fur Seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis
2012-10-30 11:24:10

The Galápagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) is native to the Galápagos Islands. It is thought that there is one colony in northern Peru. This species prefers a habitat on the western ends of the islands with rocky shores. It is the smallest member of its family, with males reaching an average body length of nearly five feet and females reaching a body length nearly four feet. Males weigh an average of 140 pounds, while females weigh less at only 62 pounds. Its fur is brownish grey...

Swallow-tailed Gull, Creagrus furcatus
2009-06-04 22:59:50

The Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) is a species of seabird of the gull family. It is found in the equatorial seas where it spends most of its time hunting on the open ocean. Its main breeding grounds is on the cliffs of the larger Galápagos Islands, and on some of the smaller islands. It is typically found along the eastern islands where the water is warmer. It is also found in smaller numbers on Malpelo Island off the coast of Colombia. It is the only fully nocturnal seabird in...

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2008-11-25 21:33:35

The Nazca Booby (Sula granti), is a species of booby found in the eastern Pacific ocean, mainly on the Galápagos Islands and Clipperton Island. The northernmost limit of its breeding range is Baja California where it can also be spotted on the Revillagigedo Islands. Once regarded as a subspecies of the masked Booby, it is now recognized as a separate species. Nazca boobies are known for practicing habitual siblicide. They lay two eggs, several days apart. If both eggs hatch, the elder...

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2008-02-05 14:11:09

The Lava Heron (Butorides sundevalli), is a species of heron endemic to the Galapagos Islands. These highly territorial birds are found in intertidal zones and mangrove groves on all of the Galapagos islands. The adult is slate-gray, which helps it blend in with the hardened lava. The back feathers typically have a silvery sheen and it has a short crest on its head. When breeding, the heron has a black beak and bright orange legs, but they fade to gray after the breeding season. Lava...

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