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Celebrating Darwin and the Darwin Research Station in Galápagos

Charles Darwin--portrait by George Richmond, 1840

158 years ago, Darwin began writing On the Origin of Species, a work that would change the world. 50 years ago, the Darwin Research Station was dedicated on Santa Cruz Island. As people mark those anniversaries, the Galápagos grapples with some issues he raised back in the 19th centrury. Continue Reading →

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Galápagos at Your Fingertips

Daniel Orellana of the Charles Darwin Foundation with one of the Google cameras.

Armchair adventurers have a new way to explore the Galápagos Islands, thanks to Google Maps. A ground-level and underwater view of some of the archipelago’s most treasured spots is now live on the site, enabling users to do a “virtual tour” via computers, tablets and smartphones. FOR THE COMPLETE STORY, CLICK ON THE HEADLINE ABOVE. Continue Reading →

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