Galapagos Islands

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a group of islands in the Pacific off South America

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Finally, taking into account the regional pattern of genetic contribution to foraging grounds in the EPO, it is probable that Bahia Salado's turtles carry haplotypes dominant or endemic to the Galapagos Archipelago, being the most proximate nesting rookery.
Nutrient limitation and high temperatures in surface waters are characteristic of ENSO events in the Eastern Pacific (Houvenaghel, 1984; Glynn, 1988; Wolff, Ruiz, & Taylor, 2012), however, the clarity of the water in the Galapagos archipelago allows for light penetration well below the thermocline, to depths generally below the influence of ENSO events (~20 m, Graham et al.
Late last month, 39 giant tortoises were released on Pinta Island in the Galapagos Archipelago in an effort to restore the island's ecosystem.
Science, journalism and a personal story are melded into Carol Ann Bassett's examination of the delicate Galapagos archipelago.
alcockiana from South Carolina, and Lithodes galapagensis from the Galapagos archipelago - the first and only king crab species yet recorded from the seas around the Galapagos Islands.
Rachel will undergo a crash course in Spanish before travelling to the island of San Cristobal, part of the Galapagos archipelago, where a biological research station has been established.
Charles Darwin left London in 1831 to travel on a small British surveying ship to South America where he was able to observe the wild coasts, the fecund jungles and, most famously, the Galapagos archipelago.
These amazing creatures - up to 4ft long, weighing up to 300lbs and living up to 250 years - are only found in The Seychelles and The Galapagos Archipelago off Costa Rica.
The Galapagos Archipelago consists of 13 large islands and a great number of islets and rocks, all of volcanic origin (Fig.
This lush and lavish nature-doc transports viewers to the breathtaking and unique landscapes of the Galapagos archipelago, while Tilda Swinton sounds like the voice of God as she declares that these islands are plumbed directly into the heart of the earth.
Early this year, crews are expected to break ground on a wind farm on San Cristobal, the largest of four inhabitable islands in the Galapagos Archipelago.
There is a big risk that the accident could turn into an environmental disaster, he asserts: the Galapagos archipelago is home to 60,000 sea lions, 50,000 seals, 10,000 giant tortoises, numerous iguanas, blue-footed boobies and many rare birds.
Until fairly recently, the adventure of exploring the remote Galapagos Archipelago had meant leaving behind some of the comforts of home.