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  • 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
  • February 19, 2015

    El concurso de calendarios de Descubriendo Galápagos  »

    El nuevo concurso de calendarios presenta muchas de las especies únicas que se pueden encontrar en Galápagos. A continuación, se explica resumidamente porqué estas especies son tan importantes. Las islas Galápagos acogen a numerosas especies únicas que son endémicas de las islas. Debido a la variedad de hábitats que presenta con entornos tanto terrestres como read more

    Galapagos Banners: Calendar Competition
  • February 13, 2015

    Galapagos Wallpapers  »

    Have you ever wanted to see a beautiful Galapagos hawk on your screen? We have just uploaded a selection of Discovering Galapagos backgrounds for your laptops and desktop computers. There are a fascinating range of species on Galapagos, and we have selected six of our favourites. A cute sand covered sea lion pup, and stalking read more

    Galapagos Banners: Galapagos Wallpapers (©Mike Creighton)
  • January 30, 2015

    Galapagos Cargo Ships: Recent Ship Groundings  »

    On the 28th of January 2015 the cargo ship  Floreana ran aground just off Baquerizo Moreno. En-route from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora, the ship was carrying 1,400 tons of cargo consisting of mostly food and gas cylinders. Holding 50 tons of fuel, authorities have set up oil booms as a precaution whilst authorities attempt to remove the fuel as read more

    Grounded Ship Banner (©Heidi Snell)
  • November 24, 2014

    Discover the unique Scalesia forests of the Galapagos  »

    Scalesia is a genus of 15 species of shrubs and trees endemic to Galapagos. Some of these species are widely distributed whereas others are only found on specific Islands. Scalesia are mostly shrubs which grow within the arid and transition zones. However there are three tree species which form dense forests in the humid highlands. read more