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Blue Footed Boobies

The Case of the Vanishing Blue-footed Boobies in Galápagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

The number of birds as of 2012 was down to 6,423, compared to an estimated 20,000 in the 1960s. Researchers say one reason for the decline may be a scarcity of sardines in the waters surrounding the Galápagos Islands.

7 Reasons to Include Galapagos Islands on Your Bucket List

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Traveling to Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list for a very long time, and I was finally able to cross it off last month. The Islands are undoubtedly the most unique place I have ever been to, and here's why it needs to be on your bucket list, too.

There Are Guides, Then There's the Galápagos: Going Rogue on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Dante had the Roman poet Virgil to guide him through the nine circles of Hell in the Inferno part of his Divine Comedy, and the Florentine beauty Beat...

PHOTOS: Adorable Strangeness On Bird Island

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

There is a six-foot boundary law for all animals on the islands. As humans, it was our duty to keep that distance even though the birds, who approached us regularly didn't seem to care about the rule.

Galapagos Islands: Dos and Don'ts

Kris LoPresto | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Kris LoPresto

The islands are right smack on the equator, give or take a degree or two. The weather is usually a balmy 87 degrees, but it feels like it's 95 and the sun is relentless.

Are We Loving the Galápagos to Death?

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Whenever I tell people that I was born in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador, they always say, "I didn't know there were any people on the Galápagos. I thought only strange animals lived there."

Abstaining Blue Footed Boobies Get Sexier (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now this is a new angle on abstinence, at least, in the kingdom. Male blue-footed boobies who abstain from sex for a year develop a brighter, more at...