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Thirty new deep water species including bamboo corals, sponges discovered in the Galapagos
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Thirty new deep water species including bamboo corals, sponges discovered in the Galapagos

The expedition explored for the first time, three steep underwater mountains, called seamounts, near the north of the archipelago.

Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel sinks off Galapagos Islands; Ecuador concerned over recovery, places barriers to prevent spread of possible leaks
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Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel sinks off Galapagos Islands; Ecuador concerned over recovery, places barriers to prevent spread of possible leaks

Ecuador’s environment minister, Raul Ledesma, said on Monday that a situation involving a sunken barge in the Galapagos Islands which was carrying 600 gallons of diesel is under control

Giant tortoise species feared extinct for 113 years seen on remote Galapagos island
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Giant tortoise species feared extinct for 113 years seen on remote Galapagos island

The only other living member of the tortoise species was seen in 1906, according to conservationists.

Researchers find direct evidence that new species can arise with just two generations
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Researchers find direct evidence that new species can arise with just two generations

The findings are based on a study of a "strange" bird that arrived on a remote island in the Galapagos archipelago 36 years ago.

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon becomes godfather to newborn giant tortoise in Galapagos
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UN chief Ban Ki-Moon becomes godfather to newborn giant tortoise in Galapagos

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday became the godparent of a newborn giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

Ecuador earthquake: Death toll rises to 262 as rescuers search rubble for survivors
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Ecuador earthquake: Death toll rises to 262 as rescuers search rubble for survivors

The death toll from Ecuador's earthquake soared to at least 246 on Sunday as rescuers hunted desperately for survivors in shattered coastal towns

Amazon's Bezos rescued by Ecuador navy after kidney stone attack
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Amazon's Bezos rescued by Ecuador navy after kidney stone attack

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos was airlifted from a cruise ship by the Ecuadorean Navy after suffering a kidney stone attack...