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Travel Guide: GALÁPAGOS is available for preorder Photo

Travel Guide: GALÁPAGOS is available for preorder

Underwater photographer Josef Litt has announced that his travel guide, GALÁPAGOS, is now available to pre order. Its profusely illustrated 288 pages describes the fauna, flora, geography and history of the islands both topside and underwater. The book will ship in February 2018.

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Fishing boat with 300 tons of fish and sharks seized in Galapagos Photo

Fishing boat with 300 tons of fish and sharks seized in Galapagos

A Chinese fishing boat with its 20 fisherman has been seized in the Galapagos Islands. The boat held 300 tons of fish, mostly sharks, and is the largest vessel to be seized within the Islands. A judge on the island of San Cristobal has ordered the crew detained until court proceedings commence. The fishermen face up to 3 years if sentenced to trafficking protected species.

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21 illegal shark fishermen arrested in the Galapagos Marine Reserve Photo

21 illegal shark fishermen arrested in the Galapagos Marine Reserve

21 illegal shark fishermen were caught and arrested in the Galapagos Marine Reserve last week. Park rangers in the reserve spotted the suspicious vessel through their electronic surveillance. After chasing the main boat and six smaller vessels for a full twenty-four hours, eventually the rangers caught up and arrested all the crew, seized the vessels and recovered the catch.

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New marine sanctuary established in Galapagos Islands Photo

New marine sanctuary established in Galapagos Islands

The government of Ecuador announced yesterday plans to establish a marine sanctuary around the islands of Wolf and Darwin in the Galapagos Islands. Although the waters surrounding the famous islands have been protected since 1998 under the Galapagos Marine Reserve, small scale fishing was still permitted throughout most of the waters. This new sanctuary will establish strict no-take zones.

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A failure to evolve may cause the Charles Darwin research station to go extinct Photo

A failure to evolve may cause the Charles Darwin research station to go extinct

In an unusual twist of fate, the famed Charles Darwin Research Station of the Galapagos Islands may close by the end of the year due to failure to adapt with the times. The legacy of the research station may rest in the hands of donors as the lab is asking for nearly one million dollars in donations prior to the end of the year. Scientists claim the closure of the gift shop left them in this dire predicament.

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