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Tortoise Not Seen for 113 Years Found on Galapagos Island
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 25, 2019
, or the Fernandina giant tortoise, was feared extinct until an expedition found a lone female in a remote area on the island of Fernandina.
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.
Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2017
Researchers are trying to recreate an extinct species of the lumbering reptiles by breeding closely related species that contain traces of the lost lineage’s DNA.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 7, 2014
Darwin’s finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests and unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.
Lonesome George Dies Alone
Hayley Dunning | Jun 25, 2012
The world’s last Pinta Island tortoise died this past weekend at the age of 100.
Small Shark Species Discovered
Jef Akst | Mar 7, 2012
Deep diving scientists near the Galapagos Islands churn up a new shark variety, measuring just over 1 foot long.