Posts Tagged Galapagos
The Galápagos Islands archipelago is home to a complex ecosystem with a fascinating geological history, as well as unique examples of plant and animal life. The islands’ flora and fauna inspired renowned naturalist Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution, and thousands of tourists and scientists flock to the islands every year to further […]
Summary: A new study shows the geologic formation of one part of the Galapagos Islands archipelago — the one responsible for the biodiversity — formed roughly 1.6 million years ago. Read more here at ScienceDaily.Com: Study pinpoints when the Galápagos Islands developed their unique ecology
Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News Scientists have discovered a new species of colorful songbird in the Galápagos Islands, with one catch: it’s extinct… Read the article here at enn.com: Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Galápagos faces first-ever bird extinction
from redorbit.org… “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. According to a newly published study in the journal PLOS ONE, captive breeding and reintroduction of the reptiles over a 40-year period has led to a resurgent population of around 1,000 individuals living on […]
“Witness an array of wildlife like no other on Earth, and explore the Pacific islands’ breathtaking, untraversed landscapes…” Travel report from BBC World News… How the Galapagos inspired Darwin…
From Yale environment 360 (e360.yale.edu)… “The birds that have come to be known as Darwin’s finches have long intrigued students of evolution. But now a parasitic fly introduced to the Galápagos Islands is threatening the future of one or more of these iconic finch species.” by elizabeth kolbert In Galápagos, An Insidious Threat to Darwin’s […]
The famous giant Galapagos tortoise, Lonesome George, is to be stuffed. George died in June 2012 at over 100 years of age and is believed to have been the last remaining tortoise of his species… See National Geographic: Lonesome George to Be Stuffed, Displayed at NYC Museum.
From an article published 26th Nov. 2012: Yale Environment 360: Giant Galapagos Tortoise May Not Be Extinct After All, Tests Reveal.