Gloria Dickie

By Gloria Dickie, Turtle Island Restoration Network Intern With 13 major islands and over 100 rocky islets, the Galapagos Islands are a dream destination for many adventurous travelers, but their popularity isn’t limited to the scuba diving crowd. A new study co-authored by Turtle Island’s Conservation Science Director Alex Hearn reveals the Galapagos Islands are…

Changing Planet

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A dead two-headed dolphin that washed ashore in Turkey earlier this week has made waves across the Internet.  Is a two-headed dolphin really being examined in Turkey? http://t.co/kSWNQrorTF pic.twitter.com/mctAHzLIt7 — The Independent (@Independent) August 13, 2014 The unusual marine mammal, discovered by a tourist in the city of Izmir (map), is only the fifth known case of conjoined twins…

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It’s the ultimate deep freeze: Wood frogs in Alaska have set a record for cold endurance, staying as frozen as your microwave dinner for nearly seven months, a new study says. Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks discovered that the amphibians survived all those months being chilled to an average temperature of 6°F (-14.6°C), including temperatures as low as…

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