Effort to revive Galapagos tortoises once thought extinct
Scientists will try to revive two species of giant Galapagos tortoises thought to have been extinct by breeding genetic relatives in captivity, experts leading the effort said.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Ecuador Arrests 7 Tourists Attempting to Smuggle 1,300 Sea Cucumbers
Ecuadorian authorities arrested seven foreigners after finding a total of 1,313 processed sea cucumbers inside their luggage, the Galapagos National Park Service said Friday.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Father's Day: Ten great islands for Dad
Tom Hanks was a Castaway. We have all heard the story of Robinson Crusoe. We see cartoons about the joy of being marooned on a desert island.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Galapagos Fabled Giant Tortoise "Lonesome George" to Go On Display
The body of the giant tortoise known as "Lonesome George," which died a year ago, is being embalmed in the United States, a process after which it will be returned to Ecuador to be exhibited in the Galapagos archipelago.
Galapagos Journal - Santa Cruz Island, Puerto Ayora
There are about 30,000 people who live on the Galapagos Islands. Most of those live on Santa Cruz and the majority of those residents live in Puerto Ayora.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Oysters in the new jewel of Fiji's crown
ORGANISERS of the Oyster World Rally say this year's event would be one of the best in its 40-year history.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Guy Harvey Posts Resorts announces Florida Keys location
Guy Harvey conservationist and explorer, Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts are independently owned and operated hotels and lodges in remote destinations to inspire travel to unique destinations, promote sustainability, and to get gets involved in conservation and activities for memories to last a lifetime.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Bangers and cash for enterprising Wisbech Grammar School pupils
TWO enterprising students at Wisbech Grammar School have made a sizzling start to a bid to fund a trip-of-a-lifetime to Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
'People need to get less emotional about antibiotics'
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno , June 5 : People need to talk about excessive use of antibiotics without getting emotional or mixing politics into the discussion, Ada Yonath, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, said.
Pangea Supercontinent w/ Current National Borders
Note: Larger version HERE in case you want to know where the Galapagos Islands used to be.
What we're reading: Celebrity loses Galapagos permit, Eurostar...
The Galapagos Islands have strict environmental regulations. When the park officials found that Celebrity Xpedition was transporting lobsters out of season, they temporarily revoked the company's permit to sail through the islands.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Reindeer in Illinois: 8th Wonder of the World?
An attraction in Central Illinois could be the next unofficial 8th Wonder of the World.
The Beaumont Enterprise
International Expeditions Offers Complimentary International &...
International Expeditions Offers Complimentary International & In-Country Airfare on August & September Galapagos Islands Cruises Guests can take advantage of International Expeditions' daily water swimming and snorkeling opportunities to spot golden rays, white-tipped reef sharks and green sea turtles in the cool Pacific waters.In addition to ... (more)
'Thar she blows': Basque whaling station in Labrador up for UNESCO nod
The Acropolis is one. So is the Grand Canyon. So are the two half-mile-high volcanic peaks on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Celebrity Ship Loses Galapagos Permit Over Frozen Lobster
The strict environmental regulations of the Galapagos Islands make it one of the most protected places in the world.
Evolution Scientists Meet at Galapagos Island to Get Darwin-Inspired
More than a dozen scientists from the Americas and Europe gathered on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands to discuss evolution in the place that inspired 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin to develop his theory of the evolution of species.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Retirement means constantly making adjustments
Dragons and Shorebirds and pearls - Here I come! I looked at the pictures of a happy couple's recent vacation to Scotland and was envious of their picturesque journey.
Fri May 31, 2013
Monterey County Herald
Modern-day 'Moby Dick' fascinates, teaches
Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul," declares Melville's Ishmael in the opening paragraph of "Moby-Dick," "I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can." Gavin Weald, the 46-year-old protagonist of Monique Roffey's "Archipelago" - a novel that openly grapples with Melville's great whale of a book - knows what Ishmael means.
The Desert Speaks
The Desert Speaks begins its journey to the Galapagos Islands with a visit to Ecuador, which is to the islands as the United States is to Hawaii.