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Galapagos

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Galapagos a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life
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Usage

In literature:

For some days the pirates kept on a due west course towards the Galapagos.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
Individuals from the Galapagos Island are estimated to be over four hundred years old.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
With the Barclay in company, the Essex now stood away for the Galapagos Islands.
"Admiral Farragut" by A. T. Mahan
GALAPAGOS Archipelago, its peculiar fauna and flora, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Then the ship turned its prow westward across the Pacific, only to stop five hundred miles out at the Galapagos Islands.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Galapagos Islands, Pacific Ocean.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
From Skerryvore to the Galapagos is a far cry!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It is unusual for oceanic islands to possess snakes, and it is therefore somewhat of an anomaly that two species are found in the Galapagos.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Lack (1950) found that the Geospizinae of the Galapagos breed only when it rains and that rainfall causes a flurry of nest building and singing.
"Birds from North Borneo" by Max C. Thompson
The nearest approximation to such a fauna is found in the Galapagos Archipelago.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Take another instance of one of Wallace's most typical oceanic islands, the Galapagos Group.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
Galapagos Islands, animals of, 279.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Elsewhere there are no fisheries of importance, except those of the Galapagos Islands.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Worse than all, when they reached the Galapagos Islands they could find no water there.
"Privateers and Privateering" by E. P. Statham
Between the Galapagos and the Marquesas is a vast sunken plateau.
"The Nameless Island" by Percy F. Westerman
It includes (since 1885) the Galapagos Islands, lying 600 m. off the coast.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
We need not, however, go so far as the Galapagos to convince ourselves of this.
"On the Variation of Species, with Especial Reference to the Insecta ; Followed by an Inquiry into the Nature of Genera" by Thomas Vernon Wollaston
They sailed next to the Galapagos islands, abandoning a design on Truxillo, which they heard had been lately fortified.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume II (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
The flora of the Galapagos Islands proved equally distinctive.
"An Introduction to the History of Science" by Walter Libby
The "Essex" now returned to the Galapagos.
"The Boys of 1812 and Other Naval Heroes" by James Russell Soley
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In news:

Galapagos Tortoise 'Lonesome George' may have had relatives after all.
Extinct Galapagos Islands tortoise to be revived by scientists.
The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say _ and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.
The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say - and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.
The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say -- and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.
( Galapagos National Park/ Associated Press ).
Officials set to kill 180 million rats on Galapagos Islands.
Michael Patrick Shiels spoke about his once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Audobon looks at the wildlife of the Galapagos Island.
The program is "Unique Wildlife of the Galapagos Island," presented by Nancy and Ron Sefton.
UNC Working to Save Native Species in Galapagos .
The UNC Center for Galapagos Studies.
Isaac-Davy Aronson: The Galapagos is a chain of 13 large islands about six hundred miles from the coast of Ecuador.
BP PLC started Galapagos development in June at Isabela field, which it operates (OGJ Online, June 12, 2012).
Galapagos ' star tortoise a dad — resurrects dying breed with hundreds of offspring.
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In science:

The observed table, X, is a 13 × 17 binary matrix indicating which of 13 species of finch inhabit which of 17 islands in the Gal´apagos.
Conservative Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals using Importance Sampling
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