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Scientists Find Offspring of Tortoises Believed Extinct
2012-01-09 13:25:27

A giant Galapagos tortoise species believed to have been extinct for 150 years may actually still be alive, researchers from Yale University have discovered. According to Telegraph Science Correspondent Nick Collins, experts believe that the species in question, Chelonoidis elephantopus, died out shortly after Charles Darwin's visit to the Galapagos Islands in 1835. However, the researchers say that they have found hybrid tortoises on the island of Isabela "that appear to have C....

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2009-04-12 07:37:09

Officials announced on Saturday that the La Cumbre volcano in the Galapagos Islands is erupting again and could threaten the Islands' unique wildlife. The volcano, which has been quiet for 4 years, began spewing lava, gas and smoke on the island of Fernandina, which is uninhabited by humans. Fernandina is considered to be the most active island in the archipelago in regards to volcanic events. The Galapagos National Park said in a statement that there is no threat to nearby Isabela Island....

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2009-01-06 09:20:00

A rare kind of pink iguana, unidentified by Charles Darwin in his now historic trips to the Galapagos Islands, could give evidence of species deviation earlier than Darwin's well-known finches, researchers announced Monday. Rosada was failed to be spotted by Darwin in his 1835 investigations, but seems to have the earliest identified discrepancy in land animals in the archipelago. This discovery also for the first time identifies the reptiles as a new species, announced Gabriele Gentile of...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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