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The Vice Governor said he knew which island a tortoise he had eaten had come from because the shapes of the shell were different. The comment led Darwin towards his first glimmer of understanding of the way species evolve in different environments'
Highlighting science news you may have missed, and telling you why it matters in about a minute. Antarctica: Lake Vostok teeming with life, study says What it is: A study has found that Lake Vostok , a massive lake 2 km into the Antarctic ice shelf,
Experts hope the exhibit will spread awareness about species extinction. The body of Lonesome George, a century-old giant tortoise believed to be the last of its species, is being prepared for temporary display at a New York City museum this winter.
ments Galapagos Tortoise 'Lonesome George' may have had relatives after all Genetic samples showed that some tortoises recently DNA tested were hybrids that had a parent like Lonesome George from the subspecies Chelonoidis abingdoni. By Megan Gannon,
The Globe and Mail Published Saturday, Nov. 24 2012, 8:40 PM EST Last updated Saturday, Nov. 24 2012, 8:40 PM EST A roundup of the good, the bad and the just plain interesting from the week's science headlines: Good news Lonesome George, the late
And it's true that his research area is sensory evaluation, the science of how food tastes. But step inside, and it's clear that his heart never strays far from the Galapagos Islands. His cluttered desk and shelves are lined with tortoise trinkets
Ecuador, June 25, 2012 AP/Galapagos National Park Direction The body of the famed Galapagos giant tortoise Lonesome George is removed on stretcher from a corral at the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador on June 24, 2012. The giant tortoise Lonesome George,
She hugs her bare arms against the chill air of the lab and, perhaps, the gory images flitting through her mind. "I felt a confusion of emotions," she tells me. As a Galapagena, born and raised on the island of Floreana, she felt great sadness at the
47 am · World famous giant tortoise, Lonesome George, in January -- a few months before the death of the century-old tortoise, the last of his type...Lonesome George, a Galapagos tortoise, was the last of his kind when he died last month.
Diego is described by keepers at the Galapagos National Park as prolific, bossy, centenarian tortoise, who is rather active for his age. Lonesome George's inability to reproduce made him a global symbol of efforts to halt the disappearance of species.