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WHALE SHARKS GALAPAGOS
Every year, the whale sharks season at the Galapagos is from June through November; the best time to dive with them in a unique location. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, with adults regularly in the 10 to 12-meter variety (33 to 40 feet).
July 17, 2017
The Ecuadorian government, for more than three decades, has declared its desire to conserve the natural resources of the archipelago through concrete actions of administration and management. The Galapagos National Park Service works hand in hand with the Darwin Research Station implementingtheir common goals of conservation and preservations of the natural resources with the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve.
June 20, 2016
Galapagos Endemic species
In the pages about the Galapagos islands, the word "endemic" is often used to describe a species that only occurs on these islands. Endemic animals or plants are restricted to a particular geographic region and found nowhere else in the world. Endemism usually occurs in areas that are isolated in some way. Since the Galapagos were never connected to the mainland which lies 960km away, all species had to reach the islands either by swimming (fish, sea lions etc.), by flying (birds, insects etc.) or on rafts (land animals, mammals, reptiles etc.).
June 20, 2016
Galapagos conditions for marine animals
Marine life in the Galapagos is very rich, though not so varied as in warmer tropical waters. Due to the cold water there are only a few species of corals and those grow mostly in the subtidal zone. There are nice reefs near Floreana (Devil's Crown, Onslow island), Bartolomé Island, Champion island and Wolf and Darwin.
June 20, 2016
The waters contained within the Galapagos Marine Reserve encompass approximately 140,000 Km2. There are many areas with small submarine volcanoes, which are important feeding zones for marine birds and mammals. The submarine area of Galapagos is of 2.587 square miles. Diving in Galapagos is quickly expanding; divers seek the experience of spectacular marine life.
June 20, 2016
Iguana´s Paradise
The world renowned geologist Teodoro Wolf states that the iguana that abounds in South America is the last living representative of the dinosaur age that dates back millions of years ago. In the Enchanted Islands there are two types of iguanas: the marine and the terrestrial, both very distinctly different in size and general appearance. Let’s take a look.
February 27, 2016
The preservation of Galapagos Island
The preservation of the environment is one of the issues that most attracts the attention for visitors and residents of Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Lately have been positive changes towards their maintenance, including the removal of alien species, limited number of people inside the islands, and the creation of important programs for the maintenance of this wonderful natural treasure that is provided with a number huge spectacular flora and fauna that make tourist fall in love as soon as the arrive to this paradise specially in cruises as Stella Maris.
January 22, 2016
Carnival in Galapagos
All listen up: Carnival season is almost upon us. This popular festival season is celebrated around the world from Venice, Italy, Rio in Brazil and the infamous Mardi Grass in New Orleans. This grand festival is also celebrated in Latin America with a vengeance, and people flock to places like The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador to celebrate Carnival Season surrounded by the stunning nature and exotic beauty that abounds here. You can feel the distinct ambience the celebration creates and is clearly visible in the vibrant mood of the tourists visiting from around the world, specially in Tortuga Bay.
January 12, 2016
Charles Darwin Station
If you are wondering how the Galapagos Islands were named and its origin, the answer is very simple: from the tremendous amount of Galapagos turtles that inhabit the islands. Scientists, volunteers and students from around the world flock to the islands to study about the majestic creature called the Galapagos turtle. Any trip to the Galapagos islands will certainly including watching this creatures in amazement, and what better way to learn about these magical islands including, the conservation efforts to preserve the islands, the issues threatening the eco-system all while having the opportunity these giant Tortoises in their natural setting.
December 14, 2015
Humboldt Explorer
This was part of a two week trip, which included another boat, Coral II, for land and snorkeling adventures to other islands. All good stuff plus exploring San Cristobal and Santa Cruz on our own. But you go to dive Wolf and Darwin. This is as I had always heard, bit, cold, tough diving. Strong currents, most dives were get to the bottom fast then grab a rock. After settling into a hole, or nestled against a big rock you watch the parade go by. Hammerheads, Galapagos and Silky sharks cruise by like high school band parade.
December 8, 2015

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