A Special Archipelago

  • July 15, 2016

    Volcanoes: The hidden fire »

    Can you imagine being able to say you’ve walked on fire? In some areas of the planet with volcanic activity, we can see the heat under our feet and the characteristic rock that accompanies these great mountains of lava. We can also find hot spots. Under our feet lies a hidden fire. In Galapagos we read more

  • May 19, 2016

    El Niño: an angry weather pattern »

    You woke up this morning and it was sunny. A beautiful day for a walk! You start your trip and suddenly, you find yourself in the pouring rain without an umbrella. Such bad luck, you think! You run to find  a place safe from the downpour, but you are already soaked. Then… after a few read more

  • June 17, 2015

    A Special Archipelago Part 3: Climate and Terrestrial Life »

    As we have learnt from the first two blogs in this series, the oceans around the Galapagos Islands are a unique environment, home to incredible creatures of all kinds. If you missed the last blog, you can read at A Special Archipelago Part 2: Marine Life. In this blog we will be looking at how read more

    Galapagos Graphics: Special Archipelago 3 Banner
  • March 27, 2015

    A Special Archipelago Part 2: Marine Life »

    In the last blog we learnt about one unique environment of the Galapagos: deep water vents; where life has managed to evolve in one of the most hostile environments on Earth. If you missed it, you can check it out at Special Archipelago Part 1: Deep Water Vents. In this second blog of the Special read more

    Galapagos Banners: Hammerhead Sharks
  • March 2, 2015

    A Special Archipelago Part 1: Deep Water Vents »

    Those lucky enough to have visited the Galapagos Islands will tell you it is a unique place. The new Discovering Galapagos chapter entitled “A Special Archipelago” teaches us what exactly makes the Galapagos Islands so unique. From their location, thousands of kilometres from the nearest land, to their mild climate and from their dramatic formation read more

    Galapagos Banners: Deep Sea Vents