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Geography and Geology of the Galapagos Islands
by Eric Castro.The Galapagos archipelago is located about 1000 kilometers to the west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. It is formed by 13 main islands: Darwin, Wolf, Pinto, Marchena, Genovesa, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Baltra, Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Flore...
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Marine Life in the Galapagos Islands
by Eric Castro.The Galapagos Islands are one of the natural complexes most diverse of the world. Great quantity of formations of life as well as of representative species they are located here. In the Galapagos Islands there are recognized 333 species different spe...
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Galapagos Islands Wildlife
by Eric Castro.In the Galapagos Islands it can be defined several areas of vegetation according to the increase of the elevation, the type and readiness of water and variable characteristics of the soils.Coast: It is along the beaches, lagoons of salted water and l...
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The Origin Of the Galapagos Islands
by Eric Castro.The Galapagos Islands rise in the Platform Tortoises, a basaltic submarine plateau located between 360 and 900 meters under the surface of the ocean. It is an entirely volcanic archipelago, and only the Isabela islands formed by 6 side volcanos to si...
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Galapagos Islands Diving Tips
by Eric Castro.The best way to come closer to the animals of the Galapagos, is by means of soft movements, or without moving when you have them in front, and not to make bubbles. If you move to come closer, a turtle that rests, a shark that happens and even a gigan...
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Topic : Galapagos Islands - The Best 4 Months in Galapagos islands
by Eric Castro.The Best 4 Months in Galapagos islands. There are only four months of the year that can be called transitional months: December, January, April and May. These months are worth calling “Satisfaction guaranteed”.
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Searching for the Hammer Shark in Galapagos
by Eric Castro.With acoustic radars in the dorsal fins, scientists try to decipher the migratory movements of the hammer shark, one of the threatened species of the Galapagos. The singular form of its head accused them. To few distance meters the marine investigato...
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September: The peak month of the Galápagos Dry Season
by Eric Castro.What is it that makes Galapagos islands so amazing during September?? For example, who would expect a barren and desert-like habitat in the middle of the tropics, or who would expect animals not found in other tropical places thriving so well amidst ...
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Galapagos Marine Reserve: A Natural Heritage For Mankind
by Eric Castro.Along with the national park, the marine reserve in Galapagos Islands has been declared as a Natural Heritage for mankind. The declaration is given in recognition to the unique characteristics of the Marine reserve. There is no other marine area like...
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Galapagos Whale Shark Diving
by Eric Castro.Aerodynamic, lengthened and robust body, spotted dark gray color, with white or yellowish moles in the whole body. It is darker than most of the sharks. The same as the true whales, it only feeds of plankton and of small fish. When anything near the ...
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The Galapagos Tortoises
by Eric Castro.The giant turtles are only in Tortoises and in the atoll of Aldabra in the Indian Ocean. Weighing 270 kilograms, these big reptiles, slow-moving has few natural enemies, but they are threatened by the humans and the animals that they entered. Subsequ...
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Galapagos Cruises & Galapagos Tours News
by Eric Castro.What is it that makes Galapagos islands so amazing during September?? Being this month the peak of the Dry Season, a lot of unusual features are seen within the islands' environment.? For example, who would expect a barren and desert-like habitat in ...
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Eruption in Fernandina Island, Galapagos Cruises & Tours News
by Eric Castro.GENERAL BACKGROUNDFernandina Island is the westernmost island of the Galapagos Archipelago. It is one of the youngest and most active volcanos of our planet. There are no human settlements on the island. Fernandina Island holds only one visitor site:...
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Charles Darwin Holidays
by Eric Castro.September 7th, 1835: H.M.S. Beagle set sail from Callao, Peru, to the Galapagos Archipelago. About eight days later, o ff in the distance, the island of San Cristobal Island showed a high volcanic peak as evidence of arrival. They young Englishman ha...
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Visiting Post-office Bay
by Eric Castro.One of the unusually attractive Galapagos visitor sites, due to its historic content, is Post Office Bay, Floreana Island. A beautiful olivine beach (similar to Punta Cormorant) welcomes us, next to a dense salt-bush forest. Few meters inland we find...
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Galapagos Naturalist Guides
by Eric Castro.The International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) and the Ecuadorian Association of Galapagos Tour Operators (ASOGAL) have undertaken a campaign to promote the best training and coaching both in natural history and languages, for the Gal...
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Galapagos Cruises & Galapagos Tours
by Eric Castro.If you live in northern latitudes, say higher than 30?N, chances are you are not expecting warm days now, right? Well, escaping the cold, and heading for warm days, seems to be the trend worldwide. Of course, GalÃ?pagos is not just one more tropical...
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New Galapagos Naturalists Guides
by Eric Castro.Our Galapagos Expedition Team is making history since for the first-time ever; eighteen persons are part of the team who leads the Galapagos Expedition for our guests. The latest Naturalist Guide Course gave us a rewarding new human resource, which h...
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Exploring the Galapagos Islands
by Ann Knapp.Are you ready for the ultimate student group travel science trip? Then consider exploring the islands of the Galapagos, and let your students see for themselves the place where Charles Darwin formulated his theories of evolution.The Galapagos Islands...
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Galapagos Islands Climate Update: the Dry Season in July !
by Eric Castro.Galapagos Islands Climate Update: the dry season in July !So far, this Dry Season holds normal conditions. July is an unlikely tropical month, and the overall weather pattern has not many analogies to other tropical destinations. Those who expect the...
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From the Voyage of the Beagle...visiting the Galapagos Islands
by Eric Castro.The inhabitants are between two and three hundred in number; they are nearly all people of colour, who have been banished for political crimes from the Republic of the Equator, of which Quito is the capital. The settlement is placed about four and a ...
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Charles Darwin History and Galapagos Islands
by Eric Castro.January 04 1837This was a big day for Darwin. Today he gave his first speech before the Royal Geological Society in London. He was very nervous! All the experts in geology were there and this was Darwin's big chance to prove himself to his peers. The...
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Climate Changes in Galapagos
by Eric Castro.February is the most important month during the Hot Season. In this time of the year, the Galapagos islands not only adopt an emerald-green color, and turn humid and balmy warm, but many species start reproducing now. For these, this time is the only...
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Volcano Update - November/2005 Sierra Negra Volcano (galapagos)
by Eric Castro.TUNGURAHUA VOLCANOThe weather has been favorable for visual observation of the volcano during the last weeks. Emissions of gasses with small content of ashes are still occurring, as well as bellowing sounds from the interior. The seismic activity has...
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Darwin Day Celebration in Galapagos - February 12th, 2006
by Eric Castro.On Sunday February 12th, we celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday. On board our GalÃ?pagos cruises we are having a series of commemorating events that will bring us together with Charles Darwin's legacy. Of course, the GalÃ?pagos Islands are an icon ...
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