How about a Galapagos picture break. This is Lindsey Carr’s field site on Fernandina. In this bay a crazy diversity of critters coexist, including hermatypic corals and penguins, orcas and white tip sharks, sea lions, marine iguanas and many-a-sea cucumber. This is one of the few places I’ve been in the Galapagos that is truly [...]
I took this image last week on an amazing wall on the northern side of Santiago island in the Galapagos. Such clear water and so many fish!
From Shark Amigos
Well not really. This is just a cool jellyfish I got some video of in Cuba. It looked like a spaceship dropping in on the reef for a look around. There were some tiny fish living on top of it – see if you can see them near the end of the video.
Kaitlyn Ferguson tracked this blue footed booby couple on the island of North Seymour in the Galapagos for several weeks before getting this amazing never-before-seen footage. The male begins on the rock and attracts his lady over to his lair with a dance of love. When the female lifts her tail, she accepts his invitation.
Below is a guest post by Lindsey Carr, a PhD student in my lab at UNC. Lindsey is doing her dissertation research on the dynamics of shallow subtidal communities across the Galapagos archipelago. Her post is excerpted from a report she wrote for the Galapagos National Park about the catch found on the illegal vessel. [...]
Yesterday I led a team of eight scientists and students from UNC, USFQ and the Galapagos Science Center that documented the catch aboard a vessel caught illegally long lining in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. We worked alongside a great team from the Galapagos National Park and were also assisted by the Ecuadorian Coast Guard. We identified, sexed, and measured every individual (there [...]
Check back on SeaMonster or go here for updates and related posts I’m in the conference room of the Galapagos Science Center overlooking the harbor of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos. There is a lot of commotion around a new addition to the habors fishing fleet: a rundown small ship from [...]
Founded by the Galapagos Conservation Trust, today is the day to celebrate all that is brilliant about blue footed boobies. So, get out your best blue shoes (or socks) and be a booby for the day. (These are one of my many pairs of blue shoes – yes blue is my favourite colour, and yes, [...]
This is a cool video produced by Pat Davison, a photographer and professor here at UNC in the School of Journalism. It is about research being done by Lindsey Carr and Pamela Reynolds (two PhD students in my lab) on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos. I plan to post a lot of Galapagos-relataed content in [...]