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meet Sally

This lovely crab is everywhere in the Galapagos Islands. The people had to stop eating them for food and now the population is healthy again. Named the Sally Lightfoot Crab.
The Galapagos Islands

March 31st 2011
Hello to Everyone. The Galapagos Islands are 1000km from the Ecuadorian mainland and are otherworldly! Almost like going back in time to the prehistoric period, the wildlife is so strangely tame - it is almost surreal. Most of the flora and fauna are endemic to the islands too. The most famous residents being the Giant Tortoises of which there are 11 different subspecies. There were more specie ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos

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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