How Charles Darwin saved the Galapagos Islands

Everything positive seems to take a long time . . . The naturalist-guides on the Lindblad’s National Geographic Endeavour will go into Charles Darwin in far more detail than I can here, though none of them — in fact, no one anywhere that I can find — has appreciated the legacy of Charles Darwin in this manner. Yet it seems so strikingly obvious. Charles Darwin and his legacy of fame did save the Galapagos Islands. With the …

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Galapagos adventure on the National Geographic Endeavour is about to begin

Normally it’s impossible on the same day to snorkel with such cold water animals as penguins and fur seals and at the same time encounter typically warm water reef fish like Moorish idols and the red-colored squirrelfish and soldierfish. Cold and warm water marine animals usually are found thousands of miles (and thousands of dollars) apart … except in the fabled Galapagos Islands. Even more intriguing are the Galapagos’ fascinating land animals, particularly the giant tortoises, marine …

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Cruceros Australis offers special cruises focusing on Darwin’s research in Patagonia

Most people believe that Charles Darwin developed his theory of natural selection in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. In fact, he previously spent nearly two years in Patagonia, the southernmost portion of South America, on the H.M.S. Beagle, an experience that greatly influenced his work and his ground breaking first book “Origin of the Species.”  In celebration of Darwin’s birth 200 years later, Cruceros Australis is now offering two unique cruises based on that …

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