Scientists discover the secret of Galapagos’ rich ecosystem

A Galápagos Toroise. Credit: Alexander Forryan New research has unlocked the mystery of how the Galápagos Islands, a rocky, volcanic outcrop, with only modest rainfall and vegetation, is able to sustain its unique wildlife habitats. The Galápagos archipelago, rising from the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean some 900 kilometres off the South American mainland, is an […]

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest species of penguins in the world The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the islands, has seen a record increase, study results released Friday showed. The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest species of penguins in the world, measuring up to […]