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Galapagos Animals, Oh My!

Galapagos animals

Snorkeling with sea lions, penguins and sea turtles, oh my. Hiking with endemic Galapagos animals, including iguanas, beautiful birds, giant tortoises and more. If you have the chance to go to the Galapagos islands which are 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, go for it. You will not be disappointed. Every day is filled…

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Your Life Depends on Horseshoe Crab Blood.

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Without help from horseshoe crab blood, we could all die.  So can shorebirds called red knots. And so could your dog.  Seriously? We are all connected. We hear that phrase so many times we tend to discount it. But how are humans, horseshoe crabs, dogs, and shorebirds all connected? This is starting to sound like a bad…

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What is a Keystone Species?

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  We keep reading about keystone species. But what is one exactly?  Is it a new species? Think about what a starfish and an elephant might have in common. They eat different things. Starfish eat meat (hmm, that is interesting) and elephants eat plants. There are only 3 species of elephant, but over 2,000 species of…

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Kiss a Frog? You bet!

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Would either of us kiss a frog? You bet if it helps protect them from extinction. But we better kiss them quick as they may not be with us much longer. What? Over 40% of frogs, classified as amphibians, are at risk of extinction. Their decline is one of the most critical threats to biodiversity…

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Walking with Polar Bears!

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Walking (yes, walking) with polar bears in the wild, northern lights and no humans for a hundred miles. Our idea of paradise! And where in the world are we? At Nanuk Lodge, one of the Churchill Wild lodges (also part of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World). The lodge is 100 miles from Churchill,…

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