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Kayaking the Galapagos Islands: Q & A with NHA Guide Champi Rodriguez

Kayaking the Galapagos Islands: Q & A with NHA Guide Champi Rodriguez

Emily Deemer October 14, 2013 3

Our Galapagos Hiking and Kayaking expedition has grown to be one of our most popular trips.  Why? No doubt it has a lot to do with the trip’s charismatic and knowledgeable naturalist guide,  Luis

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Wild Dolphins Identify Themselves by Individual “Names”: Will It Change How We Treat Them?

Wild Dolphins Identify Themselves by Individual “Names”: Will It Change How We Treat Them?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 17, 2013 11

In scientific circles, it’s common practice to give individual wild animals under observation identifying numbers rather than names, such as the well-known, numbered wolves in Yellowstone National Park. But a recently published study provides

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Origins of Ecotourism

Spotlight on Sustainability: Origins of Ecotourism

Court Whelan, Ph.D. September 6, 2013 9

In the grand scheme of things, the term ecotourism is pretty much brand new.  Coined by Mexican architect Hector Ceballos-Lascurain in 1983, the definition has been evolving ever since.  His original description provided a

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A Sneak Peek of the Galapagos at Night

A Sneak Peek of the Galapagos at Night

Emily Deemer July 10, 2013 1

Nat Hab guest and photographer extraordinaire Jeff Goldberg just returned from one of Nat Hab’s Galapagos tours.  He took this  incredible photo of the Galapagos night sky at the NHA Wild Tortoise Camp, our

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Only in the Galapagos!

Only in the Galapagos!

Wendy Redal August 7, 2012 0

Yeah, I know. You think this is Photoshopped. It’s not. Wildlife in the Galapagos really is nonchalant about human presence, like this sea lion at Gardner Bay on Espanola. And you really can get

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10 Things the Galapagos Islands Taught Me

10 Things the Galapagos Islands Taught Me

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 12, 2012 17

If you’re a parent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent or friend, you probably know someone who was part of Graduation 2012. And at this time of year, young, degree-holding students are being bombarded with

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The Galapagos Islands: An “Opposite” Trip

The Galapagos Islands: An “Opposite” Trip

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 24, 2012 7

Now, about the middle of January, is the time when I start to dream about the places I’d like to visit. The snow and cold have gotten a good foothold here in the Midwest,

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Finding the Real Sea Monsters

Finding the Real Sea Monsters

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 8, 2011 1

Sea monsters are the stuff of thrilling fiction. From Jules Verne’s 1870 book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to James Cameron’s 1989 movie The Abyss, tales of what creatures lurk in our oceans

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