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Galapagos airport staff find 185 tortoises in suitcase during routine inspections
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Galapagos airport staff find 185 tortoises in suitcase during routine inspections

Since the tortoises' arrival at the Galapagos islands millions of years ago, they branched into 15 separate species, three of which are now extinct.

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.

Giant tortoises who helped save their species from the brink of extinction, released on Galapagos Islands
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Giant tortoises who helped save their species from the brink of extinction, released on Galapagos Islands

One of the newly freed tortoises is Diego, estimated to be around 100 years old is renowned for his fertility and fathered some 800 offspring.

Group of tortoises found on Galapagos Islands are closely related to two extinct species
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Group of tortoises found on Galapagos Islands are closely related to two extinct species

A young female is directly related to the Chelonoidis abingdonii species, whose last descendant was Lonesome George, died in 2012.

Waters off Galapagos coast under invasion by alien species from visiting boats
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Waters off Galapagos coast under invasion by alien species from visiting boats

It isn't clear how these alien species will harm, or if they'll even affect, the Galapagos ecosystem.

Three newly identified snake species named after Charles Darwin, Green god of fire Hephaestus, American professor Robert Thomas
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Three newly identified snake species named after Charles Darwin, Green god of fire Hephaestus, American professor Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas, an environmental biologist and head of head of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University, New Orleans, is being honoured by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him.

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.