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Human Influences Endangering Galapagos Sea Lions
2013-07-01 09:35:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like all biological functions, the immune system places demands on an organism and a new study in the journal PLoS ONE has found the highly active immune systems of some endangered Galapagos sea lions are stressing the animals to the point of starvation. In the study, the researchers compared two sea lion populations living within the archipelago: those near the human populated Islands of San Cristobal and those living by the...

2008-07-27 21:00:19

This is the fifth in a series of columns on my trip to the Gal pagos Islands with KFI's Bill Handel and 100 of his friends and fans. We were getting into the routine - 6:30 a.m., time to rise and shine. After the previous day's outing, when we all saw our first blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas, the group was raring to go. Again, we broke into groups of 16 (the number of people on a zodiac) with the "kids" going first and the "not-so-fast-walkers" bringing up the rear. This...