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Scientific knowledge about Galapagos land birds is imperative for their survival.
Giant tortoises (Chelonoidis spp.) are the most iconic species of the Galapagos Islands. Although they are protected species, migratory Galapagos tortoises and their habitats are exposed to a variety of threats from invasive species and human development.

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How many land birds are there in Galapagos and where are they found? In which ways does the...

The GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR™ has been operating as the premier Galapagos Islands LiveAboard scuba diving yacht since 1993. The yacht was custom designed, built and equipped to offer a safe and luxury dive operation. Every two years the yacht goes through an extensive dry-dock. We have been granted permits for the Galapagos Aggressor issued by the Galapagos National Park since 1994.

We want to assure our guests that we will continue to offer luxury diving and carry on our relentless effort to preserve the Galapagos marine life. This is just an example of why Aggressor Fleet has the top diving liveaboards in the world.

 

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The scholarships at the Charles Darwin Foundation help train talented students from Galapagos.
Fowler’s Snouted Treefrog is a relatively recent invader of the Galapagos Islands, having been introduced from mainland Ecuador most likely during the wet El Niño season of 1997/98.

Patricia Isabela Tapia, a 20-year-old Galapagos youth, is currently following her...
It’s quite unbelievable to think that as this archipelago is so far from the mainland that any plants or animals even live there at all. How did they reach the island? It started with a very small thing!

Bacteria and the spores of ferns, mosses, algae, and fungi plants arrived first. They were literally blown in by the wind and these tiny little things were perfect to live in places without much soil. But once they got bigger, so bigger plants grew. The seeds for these larger plants probably came from the stomachs of bird’s crossing over. There is a coastal plant, which is like a mangrove that grew from seeds that literally floated to the island. How awesome is that?

There are absolutely heaps of plants here, but not many of them are large flowering plants. The islands won’t allow these flowers to grow because of what they need to grow.


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The Galapagos Islands flourish with a wide variety of amazing animals and different species. Among the animals found there are the different species of giant Galapagos turtles, blue footed, red footed and masked boobies, flamingos, frigate birds, albatrosses, unique small penguins, non-flying cormorants and 15 different species of finches.

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Extraordinary wildlife encounters await you on the Galapagos Islands, home to giant tortoises, penguins, marine iguanas and hundreds of other exotic species. Cruise, kayak or hike on one of our adventures to Ecuador's sunny eco-paradise.

Galapagos - Galápagos History & Cartography

The Galapagos Islands originated from lava eruptions that came from the bottom of the ocean and rose as much as 2600 feet above sea level. Some of the younger islands still have active volcanoes. Different characters, such as isolation, , altitude and texture of the land on the islands have made their distinct vegetation and animal life materialize.

Human and Cartographic History of the Galapagos Islands

Extraordinary wildlife encounters await you on the Galapagos Islands, home to giant tortoises, penguins, marine iguanas and hundreds of other exotic species. Cruise, kayak or hike on one of our adventures to Ecuador's sunny eco-paradise.

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The beautiful, mysterious Galapagos Islands are situated a mere 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian Coast. The island group was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978 and subsequently a World Biosphere Reserve in 1985 by UNESCO.