Saturday, December 5, 2009

Welcome to Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands


Measuring the Earth
... Did you know ...
In 1936, on the 200th anniversary of the French Academy of Sciences two expeditions to Ecuador to determine the true shape of the earth the Ecuadorian government built a stone pyramid on the equator in honor of the explorers who risked their lives - and sanity - for science.


600 miles off the western coast of Ecuador lies a group of islands so isolated that many of its creatures cannot be found anywhere else on earth.

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