The Galápagos Islands are well known for their biodiversity, housing plants, and animals that aren't found anywhere else on earth. For years, scientists have been trying to figure out the origin and time frame of this phenomenon and at last, a study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters has the answer.
The Galápagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) has been revealed play an important role in dispersing seeds and ensuring the survival of indigenous and introduced plants plant species on Fernandina Island.
Studies revealed that Diego, a Galapagos giant tortoise, fathered almost 40 percent of the young offsprings released in the wild on Española Island in the Galapagos Islands. His sexual exploits may just save his species from extinction.
A newly discovered but extinct bird species marks a change in Galapagos Island, resulting to a huge blow in the idyllic landscape.
If you ever wanted to experience swimming with "Godzilla," this stunning video might give you a hint.
A recent expedition of the seamounts, or underwater mountains, surrounding the Galapagos archipelago sheds light on how the chain of islands formed thousands of years ago, and even revealed a new species of catshark. With further study, researchers hope to more about the islands' magmatic processes.
Parasitic nest flies threaten Darwin's finches of the Galapagos Islands. Based on a recent study, however, researchers from the University of Utah suggest human intervention could help save these iconic birds.
Sperm whales use a series of clicks to communicate within their clans. Similar to human cultures, there are many patterns, or dialects, of these clicks.
Can climate change be good for penguins?! A new study suggests that at least one unusual species of the swimming birds found on the iconic Galapagos Islands might actually benefit from a changing world.
These 19-inch, flightless birds, the only penguins in the Northern Hemisphere, just might be better off as a result of wind and ocean current shifts in the last 30 years, a researcher says.
A volcano on the Galapagos Islands erupted Monday, raising fears for the region's unique pink iguanas.
Normally when you see "invaders" and "endangered" in the same sentence, it usually means invaders are causing trouble for a species already on its way out. That then would make the iconic tortoises found in the Galapagos Islands a very startling exception to the rule. New research has revealed that these gentle giants are completely pigging out on the islands' otherwise harmful invasive plants.
Charles Darwin's famous finches from the Galápagos archipelago and Cocos island are hallmark examples of speciation and adaptive evolution. Now, new research shows how over the years these birds developed the extraordinary diversity in beak shape that we see today.
The giant tortoise is an ancient and iconic species of reptile that specifically characterizes the Galapagos islands. However, thanks to shrinking habitats and the introduction of new species to the islands, the tortoise has remained a threatened species. Now researchers are saying that the species as a whole is finally on its way to a slow-and-steady recovery.