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Galapagos Tortoises - Dome Shape  
   

Galapagos Tortoises - Dome Shape

These Tortoieses had a "domed" shaped shell. Tortoises can weigh up to 500 pounds, with a shell measuring 59 inches. They can live up to 150 years.
Enchanted Isles

December 3rd 2008
Day 8 - Our life on the boat would come to an end in the morning. We docked at Santa Cruz. Our morning, and last excursion would take us to the Darwin Station. The Charles Darwin Research Station was established in 1964. It is a great place to visit, to learn about marine conservation as well as terrestrial conservation. We got to watch a short movie, which featured land and marine critters. Al ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » Santa Cruz Island

Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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