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  • April 27, 2017

    Darwin’s Finches »

    Darwin’s finches are a group of fourteen species of finch, thirteen of which are endemic to Galapagos, the other to the Cocos Islands off the coast of Costa Rica. Their name is in reference to British scientist Charles Darwin, who discovered these small birds during the voyage of the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands in read more

  • March 30, 2017

    The Gentle Giants of Galapagos »

    The Galapagos giant tortoise is one of the most famous animals of the Islands; with the Archipelago itself being named after them (Galapágo is an old Spanish word for tortoise). Scientists believe the first tortoises arrived in Galapagos 2–3 million years ago by drifting 1,000 kilometres from the South American coast on vegetation rafts, where read more

  • August 19, 2016

    Connect with Galapagos »

    Welcome to the Discovering Galapagos Connect pages, exciting online resources designed to bring you the latest information about Galapagos. As a registered user, you can receive updates with the latest news, comment on blog posts and interact with others in the Discovering Galapagos community. Don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on read more

  • 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