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Galápagos Cargo Ship Still on Rocks - Salvage Efforts Underway

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Twelve days after the cargo ship Galapaface I ran aground on the rocks off Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos, the shi...

Lonesome George Is Dead, but His 'Lineage' May Live On

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Dorian de Wind

Some think that George was around 100 years old, not so old when one considers that some of his ancestors have lived to the ripe old age of 200. I visited George about 15 years ago in my native Ecuador. He must have been around 85 then -- a young "stud," relatively and figuratively speaking.