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2014-07-14 08:24:32

QUITO, Ecuador, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly redesigned Website of South Expeditions goes live today on the World Wide Web. www.southexpeditions.com aims to extend the reach of its trips around Ecuador's highlands and Amazon basin, the Galapagos Islands, Chile and Easter Island, to members of the general public interested in journeying in style. Photo- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126484 Photo- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126483 "Our online...

2014-06-25 08:27:42

QUITO, Ecuador, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VOYAGERS TRAVEL - www.galapagoscruise.com.ec, a niche tour operator, specialized in organizing travel to the Galapagos Islands is launching a brand new tool that will help future travelers enhance the quality of forecasting their next trip. The "Galapagos Islands family travel guide" is a multifunctional tool for visitors, tourists, families, and people who are willing to visit and learn more about visiting Ecuador and its well renowned...

2014-06-18 12:38:03

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Drug Discovery Outsourcing: World Market Forecast 2014-2024 & Future Prospects for Leading Companieshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/drug_discovery/drug_discovery_outsourcing_world_market_forecast_2014_2024_future_prospects_leading_companies.html Report DetailsDrug discovery outsourcing - discover trends and segments with highest revenue potentialWhat does the future hold...

2014-05-29 23:10:19

112 New Media Films/Content from 25 Countries with 33 World, 8 US and 17 LA Premieres. June 10 & 11 2014 in Los Angeles at The Landmark Theatre. Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 How do you go around the world in a few days? Attend the 5th Annual New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles June 10 & 11 2014 at The Landmark Theatre. An eclectic array of stories across multiple New Media Categories hail from Afghan, Argentina, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary,...

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

University of Utah 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. "We are trying to help birds help themselves," says biology professor Dale Clayton, senior author of a study outlining the new technique. The findings were...

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 Islands are just a few reasons why Ecuador received recognition as the "Green Destination of the World for 2013," by the World Travel Awards. According to the World Travel Awards, Ecuador is also considered the number one destination to visit in Latin America and the seventh must-visit place in...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 about the history of finches, tortoises and iguanas on the islands than the volcanoes upon which these unusual fauna had evolved. A new study from the University of Rochester, published in the Journal of Geophysical...

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, Galapagos, Ecuador. This was the first success in the Mangrove Finch “head-start” program, which is designed to rescue the Mangrove Finch, the most threatened bird on the Galapagos Islands due to threats from nest parasites. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The International Community...

Source Of Galapagos Volcano
2014-01-21 14:35:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new analysis from a team of American researchers has found the volcanic plume that created the Galapagos Islands isn’t where models have projected it. The study team said their findings could also explain volcanic activity around the islands. According to the study, which was published on Sunday the journal Nature Geoscience, the Galapagos plume is at a depth of 155 miles, approximately 100 miles southeast of the westernmost island...

2013-11-04 23:00:50

An invitation to visit the Galapagos Islands to present both drug rehab technology and drug education seminars results in broad popularity for Narconon program. (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Amid an increase of drug abuse and addiction on the Galapagos Islands, two staff from Narconon International, management office for a worldwide network of rehab facilities, visited the islands to present Narconon's innovative methods. In late October 2013, Dr. Anna Zaucha Tagliaferro, Medical Director...


Latest Galapagos 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...

Galapagos Shearwater, Puffinus subalaris
2013-04-21 09:15:46

The Galapagos Shearwater (Puffinus subalaris) is a petite shearwater. Until recently, it was considered to be a subspecies of Audubon’s Shearwater, but it is actually one of two members of a very ancient lineage of the small Puffinus species, the other being, as indicated by mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data, the Christmas Shearwater. It’s an endemic breeder of the Galapagos Islands, and is largely sedentary, although individuals are frequently seen as far as the Oaxacan coast of Mexico....

Great Frigatebird, Fregata minor
2013-01-01 16:09:21

The Great Frigate bird (fregata minor) is a big dispersive seabird in the frigatebird family. Their major nesting populations are found in the Pacific, including the Galapagos Islands and the Indian Oceans, plus a population in the South Atlantic. This bird is a lightly built large seabird up to 105 cm in length with feathers that are mostly black. This species shows sexual dimorphism; the female bird is bigger than the adult male with a white throat and breast, and the male’s scapular...

Elliot's Storm Petrel, Oceanites gracilis
2012-12-28 13:44:31

Elliot’s Storm Petrel is a species of seabird in the family of storm petrels called Hydrobatidae. It may also be known as the White-vented Storm-petrel. The only two subspecies are; O. g. gracilis which is found in the Humboltd Current off of Peru and Chile, and O. g. galapagoensis which is found in the waters near Galapagos Islands. Its coloring is sooty-black with a white rump. Its legs are long and extend beyond the body when in flight. The tail is square ended and black except for a...

Galápagos Petrel, Pterodroma phaeopygia
2012-10-27 22:25:38

This large, long-winged seabird is found in the five islands of the Galapagos Archipelago. The local people of the islands often call them “patabegada”. This species was once known as The Dark-Rumped Petrel, although recent changes have eliminated that name from current use. This bird is an endemic marine bird and usually nests in highlands with high humidity. In the past, the petrel population was severely affected by introduced mammals that depredated and altered the nesting...

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