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Islands in Space

Islands in Space

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, January 1, 2017/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, photography, space science, sustainability, art and design, environment

       Galapagos Archepaligo observed by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

NASA's Aqua Earth monitoring satellite captured a stunning view of the Galapagos Islands from space. The island's unusual birds, tortoises, and other wildlife inspired Charles Darwin to develop the scientific basis for evolution via natural selection during his 19th Century voyage. In the process, the science of island biogeography was born. The islands are now a critical laboratory for ecological restoration, elimination of invasive species, and models for conservation management of environments on islands everywhere.

The Galapagos remind us of the value in deliberate inquiry, experimentation, and the knowledge gained through science when applied mindfully.

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