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Galápagos Issues Highlighted at San Francisco Science Conference

A bronze sculpture of a Galápagos tortoise greets meeting participants at the California Academy of Sciences.

It’s been 180 years since Charles Darwin’s voyage to the Galápagos Islands and to mark the occasion, the Pacific Division of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science has made Galápagos research a centerpiece of this year’s annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Continue Reading →

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UPDATED: New Snags in Salvage of Grounded Freighter Floreana in San Cristóbal

A barge attempts to pump polluted water off the grounded freighter Floreana

New problems were reported Wednesday as salvage crews try to deal with the freighter Floreana six weeks after it ran aground in Shipwreck Bay on San Cristóbal Island. Efforts to pump contaminated water to a barge on Wednesday March 11 failed. Continue Reading →

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Half of Santa Cruz Highlands Covered by Invasive Plants

Almost half of the highlands  area of Santa Cruz Island is covered by invasive plants

They’re way too easy to find on the inhabited islands of the Galápagos. Raspberries, guavas, orange cestrum–introduced plants, crowding out native plant species with potentially disastrous effects to fragile island ecosystems.
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