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Island radiations can provide key insights for understanding rapid speciation (formation of new, distinct species), including evolutionary patterns and the processes behind them.
“Baseline hematology, biochemistry, blood gas values and health status of the Galápagos shallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus)”, a research based on the study of a seabird, endemic to the Galapagos archipelago. Historically, health, blood chemistry, and hematology parameters have not been published for this species.
The Galapagos Science Center performs health evaluations on 36 turtles as support to The Galapagos National Park prior to their release
The objective of this activity was to evaluate the health status of the specimens so that the Galapagos National Park Direction could carry out the reintroduction to their natural habitat, ensuring their survival.
Meet three new endemic Galapagos gecko species!
Thanks to research by Tropical Herping and Galapagos Science Center under Galapagos National Park Directorate permit PC-54-18, Galápagos has two new gecko species and a third elevated from sub-species to species status!
Previously, scientists thought the third new gecko species was a subspecies.
Published in Inter-Research Science Publiser | February 28, 2022
Fish diversity patterns along coastal habitats of the southeastern Galapagos archipelago and their relationship with environmental variables
Published in Scientific Reports March 04, 2022
Have you ever heard of elasmobranchs? Well, they are sharks and rays that are found distributed in the seas around the world. Elasmobranchs live in different habitats, from tropical reefs to deep polar waters, which makes them very interesting species for scientific research.
5TH GALAPAGOS RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on San Cristóbal Island, will host the 5th Galapagos Research and Conservation Symposium. This significant multidisciplinary event will feature scientific presentations and community-focused talks, showcasing research and initiatives related to conservation, environmental change, biodiversity and oceans, health, and community initiatives.
World Summit on Island Sustainability
In 2022, the Galapagos Science Center (GSC) and the broader UNC & USFQ Galapagos Initiative celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The GSC hosted the World Summit on Island Sustainability on June 26–30, 2022 at the Galapagos Science Center and the Community Convention Center on San Cristobal Island.