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Animals that Adapted in Galapagos

As the inspiration that fueled Charles Darwin’s ground-breaking Theory of Evolution, the Galapagos Islands has built a reputation on being the birthplace of natural selection. And, rightly so! The isolated location of the volcanic Galapagos at the intersection of two major ocean currents make it home to some of the world’s most unique wildlife. Here …

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New Shark Species Discovered in Galapagos

Although it’s been more than 150 years since Charles Darwin’s research established the Galapagos Islands as a sanctuary for environmental exploration; the islands are still full of surprises, the latest being the discovery of a new species of shark. Above the water, the Galapagos Islands look like a string of 13 major volcanic islands but …

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Expect the Unexpected in the Galapagos Islands on a Cruise

Yes, we anticipated walking near sea lions, viewing finches, albatross, boobies, flightless cormorants, a few flamingos and penguins, marine and land iguana, giant tortoise, even a dolphin or two. After all, we were going to the Galapagos. And we also assumed our guides would know the best places to see these creatures that are so …

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7 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time to Visit the Galapagos

On Saturday, April 16th, Ecuador was struck by the largest earthquake it has experienced in decades. The quake was centered on the northwest coast of the country in the province of Manabi. While this region was hard hit, the Galapagos, which is some 600 miles off the coast was untouched and other areas like Ecuador’s …

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Richard Dawkins in the Galapagos Islands Aboard M/V Evolution with Quasar Expeditions

While you can’t go back in time to visit the Galapagos Islands with Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle, this October you can visit the famed archipelago with Richard Dawkins, the world’s leading evolutionary biologist, best-selling author and sometimes controversial scientist. This exclusive charter, for no more than 30 passengers, is aptly taking place aboard M/V …

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Zika Virus & Your Trip to the Galapagos, Ecuador, Peru & Chile

As I am sure you have heard, leading health organizations, including the WHO and CDC, are focused on addressing the spread of Zika virus. This blog piece is intended to help travelers to Ecuador and the Galapagos understand their risk, which can be low, and provide information on precautions that can be taken to avoid …

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