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"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

04:05 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"Are amazing no nothing like it. Can't we just can't we just can't us. Oh man i mean it just means we've got more work. We got somewhere to go. The government do stars. Give us a little. Pick me up for god's sake Barb nineteen ninety-four says love at all. I've always loved the big ones. Love placations so much and actually now really wanna go to some of the places they cover changed my life. I just hope we all get to go to some of these places and and keep us posted. If you do end up planning trips. I wanna hear about him. Let's see. I'm gonna look at some emails here but amanda i just want to check in with you about the galapagos. I know it bumped itself up to your number one. Are you still feeling that way. It's on my bucket list. One hundred percent so. Yeah i could see myself. For a fiftieth birthday had out to the galapagos. That's great yeah. Chartering eko ventura for my twenty closest podcast listeners. And taken off seen some animals sure. Sure how 'bout you yet no. The galapagos seem seem really seem really awesome of all the places we've gone. I don't know if it's my number one. It's definitely like bucket lists material because it is such a to do to get there And i think something like a luxury cruise mixed with you know stopping at some islands and kind of getting a sense of of the life. There would be the perfect the perfect blend. But i'm still kind of like you know p is kinda. My number one still seemed awesome. And i might say like we'll have to recap next week and just like pick are the one. We're we're definitely going to next at berlin is also still really up there. I just think all the history would be so fun. And i'm going to let you know i'm laying on a little secret. The more i think about it the kimberley is still really cool to me. I think the kimberley would be a really cool spot. As would bermuda bermuda steps. Now for me. I have to say it's dip below the galapagos if i'm going islands fair. That's fair the kimberly. I still love the kimberley. But i have to say as someone who's never been to australia. I don't know if it's my first..

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Rare Galapagos Tortoise Is Ready to Meet His Soulmate

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00:46 sec | 6 months ago

Rare Galapagos Tortoise Is Ready to Meet His Soulmate

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

05:07 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"Spiced fillet of duck breast service potato confident and citrus grape sauce or tartlets filled with apple and brief sauce lettuces bouquet and balsamic reduction pumpkin cream and goat cheese soup. Okay in the main courses pork tenderloin with apple chutney or grilled langoustine. Oh and garlic a oli vegetable paper adelie and fresh basil salad with cherry tomatoes and brown with caramel sauce and caramelized nuts. Sounds good as hell. It's an open bar and then the other thing like for my second food option. I'm just gonna say like. I'm eating a shit ton of fruit. The unesco declared the galapagos islands world heritage site a site because of its exotic flora and fauna. They have many exotic fruits such as bananas. Papayas one wanna bananas guavas. Tropical plums rose apples tree tomatoes apples. So what's a rose out. I know and i just. I don't know but i want it all. Yeah you've been really into helium really into fruit lately to you said in hawaii. You're crazy. I'm nuts for fruit right now this morning for breakfast. I had a papaya cut in half scooped out. The seeds with greek yogurt sliced bananas and strawberries. Hey hey risks that woman.

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"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

05:50 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"But i'm not going to ask questions. Because i don't really i in over my head a little bit now. The first activity that i'm doing and this is straight from this website on this eight day tour on this website. All of the sound just absolutely incredible. They're all sort of based around eco-tourism. You're seeing all the different animals. But one in particular wanted to call out. And because i'm going at a certain time of year and this is something that if i'm going as a mandolin i gotta go see. Also i gotta see the waved albatross. That's a special bird. They do a mating dance and it's iconic and to let me just read you a little bit about this okay. So this is the day for activity that comes included in this cruise. On the morning. you'll land at punta. Suarez on espanol island. Your guides will point out the large number of endemic species. Living here such as the waved albatross these gorgeous birds spend their first several years of their lives in the open ocean and return to land to meet. If you visit between april and december you will witness the well-known courtship. Dance as you walk. Take care not to step on the marina guana sunbathing on the wall rocks. These ones are usually black but acquire bright red and green coloration during mating season from the algae. They eat follow the trail to the dramatic ocean. Blowhole watch for colorful sally. Lightfoot crabs crawling along the shoreline. We also find darwin's finches hood mockingbird galapagos does redfield tropic birds galapagos hawks and swallow tailed goals the only nocturnal goal in the world and then of course returned to the yacht for lunch served on the deck and a cooking demonstration on how to make ecuadorian severe j. Ooh that's a fun. What a full day. I know and so i don't know if you wanted to. Maybe check out this dance left to. It's actually it's okay. We don't have to watch it but it's actually like their little mouse. They do this weird head dance with a little mouse kind of yip at each other and then they do this sort of dance in sync. But it's really really cute. And it's something that i would love to see i was reading Or i was watching this video blog. About how on one of the islands. Maybe it's this island that you you're at right now. There's three different kinds of the bubis. The blue footed the there's two other kinds and they're all able they were all able to evolve at this together in like they're the same species but like different versions because one lives on the cliffs one lives in the trees and one lives on land incredible. Incredible you've gotta see the bubis when you're there look at these things and we'll look at their feet. Are the most beautiful blue. I may have when. I was researching for this. I was like the blue footed. Booby feet are the most beautiful color ever seen in my life. It's tiffany beautiful. I know okay so anyway. The other thing i gotta do and if i am and Go to the galapagos. I'm definitely it's on my bucket list. I gotta get scuba certified. I you have. We should get scuba certified just for our own safety if we ever end up needing to scuba dive to live underwater. Wouldn't that be. Just the i mean. Can you imagine i. I want to do it..

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"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

03:30 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"Waiting on bated breath to see what you're gonna do with your clooney budget vacation of the galapagos thank you so okay so yes reminder. I'm on clooney budget. I'm an echo freak and have to meet a stranger with a secret now. I know i say this every episode. But i'll just say it again that i the galapagos has now jumped to number one on my travel buckle bill way are you serious wild because of all the animals because of all the animals because i this is what i say to. You know. Everyone has different travel personalities Some people have to be a foodie when they travel or do thrill seeking like my priorities. When i travel of course depends on where i'm going. I love to see the animals. Like i have cat island or monkey island in in uganda. I love the animal cafes. I loved not this last time but the time before. When i went to hawaii we went to the cat sanctuary online. Ni- i love seeing the sea turtles. And i think it was just coming hot off the tails like wearing the data. Summer right now in california. I just got back from hawaii where i did. Some like low level snorkeling. I sell to sea turtles. They were pretty cool. Actually one actually. They come really close up to the shore and they swim in the crust of the waves. Did i tell you this. Now you're experience now okay and so so one. Sea turtle got like came soaring toward me in a in a wave. And i panicked and i fell and i got a little scratch. We'll we're how did you fall. What were you standing on. So were you in the water. And i just kind of ran back thinking. The turtle was cresting right toward my face. And i took a real tumble. 'cause if you touch one of those babies you find so you didn't you didn't why your fingers you know going to pay that fine exactly. So as you mentioned there's two different ways to see the galapagos ones from land but really the way a lot of people do it and it's you don't need a clooney budget to do this is to see it by boats and you can do like eight day tour. You could do like a full crews tour. Type thing around the islands inclusive. It's not crazy expensive. Like i'm going all out but it's not. It's not insane. So i basically not really going to set foot on land. My hot okay. Okay so here's my little backstory so growing up in nebraska the most landlocked state in the. Us i always felt something was missing from my life. And that was the sea. And also father because i grope for his single mother so as a kid i found an old copy of the fishes of the galapagos in the attic and i became obsessed. I even got scuba certified for my fifteenth birthday at a pool at the holiday at so now Twenty years later. I'm in my mid thirties. I receive a mysterious letter in the mail. And it's all wet open it and to round trip tickets to ecuador fall out as well as two tickets for a cruise on the echo kovin torah and then just a bunch of cash. So why go ask him any questions. I'm off on an adventure of a lifetime. And what's your name in this Let me see. I think my name is probably jackie. Jackie sandstone.

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"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

05:30 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"Know what. I mean minus the kayak that she'll be renting for like twenty five dollars. What what else is interesting about ecuador. It's us currency us dollar easy so mean leaner gonna take a kayak out and they say that. Honestly you'll be kayaking you look down. You'll see your sharks. You'll see crabs you'll see Colorful fish you'll see sea lions. It's literally and these animals are afraid of people because they've been treated so well for so long. Which is the craziest part so crazy. I mean i. It's incredible it really. Is these big. Iguanas are amazing. There's an iguana forest there on the on your walk. Back you can stop by any guana forest and then guangzhou just lays around. And you can i. Guess see amanda. Here's some people taking pictures. This is kind of what michelle dot com would be. Doing is kind of lay down next to any guana. Seems to be like this woman. Sort of laying down Next to a pile of lifeless iguana and she's doing this sort of. Is that the burt reynolds pose. She's got one leg crossed over the sort of suggestive. Then aline is like if you liked that that. I want to take this little. Swimming hole called loss. Gr- great us last greatest. Is this place that you you have to walk to off the beaten path. But people say it's their favorite place to swim in in the galapagos. So if you look it's between these two rock formations. There's little like a little lagoon. Yeah it's gorgeous. Oh interesting yes these. These high sort of rock cliffs with beautiful pristine blue water flowing through them says the water so clear. It's an amazing sight to put on a mask and see the jagged cliff walls. Going down down down you can see all the way to the white sand bottom. There's some large fish hanging around the cliff sides but the water was so clear and deep that you really can't tell how big are far down. They are yeah that's beautiful. It's a beautiful just swimming hole. And then that night lena goes. I wanna take you to a nice dinner and a before anyone saying anything. This isn't romantic. Lean and michelle com are going to get together. That's not what this is. Leanne is just going to be a good for a good friend and she just wants to show the ropes. Okay so that night. Lena says it's my tree to this. worthy gift. card is gonna come in and we're going to all mars seafood. This is a very expensive restaurant especially for an economy budget. So i was very lucky to have gotten a gift card. This is right on the on the on the ocean next to like crystal blue waters. And this little would deck. You eat right there and it's supposed to be some of the best seafood in the galapagos beautiful. Oh manon i see that they also have bigger guan roaming the property and this thing this desert chocolate sixty five percent cow banana and milk almond this desert. What would you call that. I can't tell if it's like an ice cream. it's maybe like pudding. yeah. I'm not sure but this is really classy place. That's supposed to have really fresh great seafood at a beautiful location. And i think it's like four dollar signs. So you know brownie looked good i know. Yeah this gorgeous. i mean. this is very romantic. So are you sure that nothing happens. No lena's married lena's married okay. To a woman to a beautiful woman who happens to be named michelle as well three so well. I can neither-confirm-nor-deny but that's not what this is about. Sometimes sometimes it's not about the romance. Sometimes it's about the location. Michelle dot com. Take our job very seriously. And i'm assuming she's instagram. And all this food right look at the severe che. They're supposed to be famous for their savitri. So this i'm seeing the savita here. It looks incredible so anyway that that all in all is michelle dot com trip to the galapagos. It was very centered on one.

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

05:16 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"Big thing is meaning people but she doesn't really meet anyone on the tour that's like 'cause they're all tourists as well so that night she goes out for drinks in sushi and she goes to a place that people can't shut up about and it's called the bongo bar. This sounds so fun okay. So this is the bongo barn. It looks sort of blew milk. Drink yes so she orders just a big glass of whole milk. So i believe it's a rooftop bar in the in the middle of poor taya and people say lonely planet said it was the best sushi on the island. It was so But it just looks like this fun fun time where people go. I think a lot of locals go. Let me see if i have another nightlife. There is import. Ira centers mainly on this bar a trench second floor spot replete with flat flat screen. Tv's music and lubricate in lubricated. Mix of hip locals guides tourists. Surprisingly you'll also find some of the best sushi on the island here roles ten dollars to fourteen dollars okay. That's a method budget. Yeah it just looks. It looks like a fun island spot. Go get a beer tropical drink. And it's like beach barbs so anthem bongo bar meet a local named lena. Okay and lena tells me the best way to see the actual island is to like go by bike or hike some of the to to some of the cool locations and i'm like oh well will you take me. And she's like guide left to so she's like okay. Meet me tomorrow. And i'll take your round so we do the next day. I decided to start the day by going to an ecuadorian. Coffee shop in ecuador makes really what what is it. I was just thinking before we started this episode. How is maria gonna find like acquaint copy shop and pastry on on the galapagos. Of course you're gonna use your precious real estate. We have like two activities to dining experiences. Each one of them is is a coffee shop. So i go to the eighteen thirty five coffee lab now. The eighteen thirty five coffee lab is a specialty coffee shop where you can find the best coffee from galapagos island and other regions of ecuador and it's named Eighteen thirty five because in the year of eighteen thirty five during a hot day. The young charles. Darwin arrived at a beautiful and heavenly place surrounded by sea and full of incredible wildlife. Never never seen. Before in that paradise called galapagos. A delicious cup of coffee was his inspiration to develop the species evolution theories. Wow so this coffee shop is really cute okay cute. It almost looks like a little like seafood bar. It's like all wood-paneled and oud espresso martini. Carrot cake yum. This character looks incredible. Yeah it's got really it's got. It's an oreo passion cheesecake. I don't know if i get that. Seems a little much..

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"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

03:01 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"To a bunch of different places. It's about it's two hundred sixteen dollars per adult. Which i think is like for eight hours if i were to do like three other things that were paid. I i believe that would add up so i'm thinking it kind of is in my budget. Yeah i would say. I would say so because this is really like the biggest thing. I'm kinda doing on my tour. That would that. Would i mean on my trip that would cost kind of i mean you have your gift card. I'm i'm using using that later. Okay so i was reading. I was watching this other vlogger. This guy was like if you don't if you go to one place in the galapagos goto isa bell island because it's got the most beautiful wildlife like you can see so much there and he said. I went snorkeling off the coast visa. Bella and i saw more fish and turtles in raise than i'd ever seen in my entire life only scuba diver. Wow we start this experience in puerto vallarta which is where i'm staying then. We take a speedboat to ucla bella island to see native animals. Such as land turtles. Flamingos zero p toews along with much fauna and flora we visit contract perla beach where visitors can swim and snorkel with tropical fish penguins and turtles. Okay now let's see what's included and so i. I'm just curious about the lunch situation. Let's see i'm not now. I didn't even look at the lunch situation. Just curious with a lunge options. Because i got knocked so hard on my tour when i hear you Without the kimberly are no. Yeah no that was Oh no you were no no. It was It was bermuda and the very first episode and then eat on. That tour was like a hard veggie burger Over rice. It really doesn't give you an on this tour you get to see penguins. The galapagos penguins. You get to see the sea lions. You'd see the iguanas. You go snorkeling. I mean this is truly insane. The galapagos is incredible. There's a sea lion lazing next to like this big fat lizard and all this wildlife is just like chilling in this ecosystem. I know the waves sea lions act is like how the chickens are in hawaii or the roosters the sit there like all around watches one video where people trying to get across the bridge and they were just stepping oversee lions. Like it was nothing. It's a dream come true. I know it really is so. I can't find anything about this lunch. And maybe this is a call we might have to make But okay we'll keep. I'm gonna say that it's probably a sandwich and i'm sorry i don't have more information but i'm just gonna go with like i bet you have your choice of a turkey or ham or Veggie sandwich okay fair okay. So that tour is wonderful. And i think this is a great way to not only see the galapagos by sea. But it's to get off of santa cruz island. Because i am going to be spending the rest of my journey here and it's it's a way to meet people and that's michelle dot..

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"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

04:45 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"I look like champagne. But i'm paying for boxed wine. Okay okay and then. She may even sell t-shirts within on it. You know if i know michelle dot com now the other thing the other reason why people love michelle dot com. Is that she. She's also about meeting new people and experiencing the world through travel companions. That she may come in contact with. So you know it's like there's some of the travel bloggers that i've been watching like they go with a friend or they go like. Oh it's like when you watch anthony. Bourdain needs like an hour meeting my my chef friend. She doesn't have these planned out. She goes and she meets people there and then relies on them to kind of show her show her around. I love it off the beaten path. Is it michelle dot com dot. Her last name is dot com. Dot t see. Here's the thing with a galapagos. I think there's like three inhabited islands. If i'm not mistaken and then there's a bunch of other little islands but the three main islands are santa cruz. San cristobal in Saint he's santa. Isabella san isabella wrong. In my make sure but that sounds right. Well okay i'll google it. The four inhabited islands isobel floriani san cristobal and santa cruz. Great i was almost there. There's a couple of different ways you can do the galapagos. You can do them in that your island hopping you can do it where you kind of pick one island. Is your destination due dates tours. I did find that that what i think michelle dot com would be able to do best with would be picking one island and then doing day tour off the island and so that is what i'm going to be doing and i'm excited. You're doing this by land. Because i went the other route. So we're going to have a nice sampling in this episode. Yeah yeah so. My trip is going to take place on santa cruz island. Santa cruz is the second largest island after east. Bella it's capital is puerto. I ora the most populated urban center in the islands in on santa cruz. There are small villages whose inhabitants working agriculture and key. Cattle-raising saying so. Santa cruz is kind of like a good between of like everything i want. It's got a lot of like beautiful beaches. But it's got a really like a good hub and a lot of good restaurants a lot of good bars in. So this is where. I'm going to be spending my time. I will be staying. At the royal palm hotel galapagos. Okay the royal palm hotel galapagos. Is this really. This is about two hundred and thirty dollars a night. Beautiful in basically you get you get your own little villa. There is little villas with wooden wooden floor. Canopy beds fireplaces. I mean looks beautiful. The rooms have these huge wall to wall windows. Everything sort of would. There's these big wildlife prints up on the wall. I mean it's very. It almost reminds me of like summer. You might stand like puerto rico or something or costa rica so they come in like these little White villas that are all spread out over the property. They've got a pool and if you can see it's it's in this beautiful vegetation in so you kind of get your own private experience. Yeah these are cool. And that's for this price. I mean that's not. I think it's down a lot i think. Normally it's like seven hundred. Maybe but within the last year. I think it's gone. I think it's gone down but yeah it just really beautiful. It's like said there there. Are these little villa set on little kind of Hilltops in you get a gorgeous view of this green vegetation and then the oceans kind of. It's not on the water..

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"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

03:37 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"Fifty dollars per night and i I have a gift card. Oh that's fun okay. So i'm on a clooney budget. I'm an echo. I keep calling it an echo freak. But what is it and echo hound go out. I want echo freak. And i meet a stranger with a secret are i will. I'll go first because you went. I last week. And that's that's those are the rules of the placations placations board game. Those would be the rules to that. It would be each time. You play the other because you would only be able to play with one other person for the rest of your life If you play jumanji like once you play you don't stop playing a jumanji -plication movie you get sucked into your placate would be really good. That would be a good thing to discuss of witch placate. You'd most that we've created. Would you most want to be sucked into. I already know where you're going Hokkaido yeah honestly the galapagos. I'm really. I'm just like i got to get in that water baby. I'm just oh it looks so nice aright well. Let's let's dive in. I'm very excited to see how you did on an economy budget. So here's the thing with The galapagos food is more expensive. Oh and i know you didn't have to think about this. You didn't have to look the dollar signs because you're on a clue budget but you know every travel blog and travel blog. I watched and read. They were going. Look the saint sheep girlfriend and it's not it really isn't one of the cheapest places we've gone to so it wasn't extremely difficult to find places but it wasn't. It wasn't as easy as even berlin. I'll tell you that much. I believe it. I really do because it's so protected and you know they're limited on how many people come in and out in so with that being said it's like the prices are kind of they can charge. Whatever no i will say though..

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"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

01:50 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"Part of their identity and that's great. It's a wonderful thing. I did learn i. I did learn quite a bit. I learned that it's part of ecuador. i didn't know that. I had no idea same. I did not know that either. I learned that. It's so close to the equator that the sun's gonna get ya. I'm worried about that. So i think you know for my trip. I'm definitely going to have to donna's sunhat and like a full body. Swim out there and those are hot right now. just a you know like those are hip. I mean i need to. I started wearing a tank keeney. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. And all that really covers though is your is your stomach though or no doubt. Yeah you're just covering taymor ages. Kenny covers full stomach. But you know what's funny about it i did. I just wanted in the hot tub. The other day and i had forgot about this from when you were a kid and i used to wear tin keeney that when you're in the hot tub the bubbles. Go up your shirt. how fun is that though. It's so fun and then a balloons out the stomach of the tankinis hours of fun. That's hours of fun just doing teen keeney humor. I know but i think as we get older we we need to get more serious about sun protection and it's so hard for me because i'm such like i'm just such a beach baby and i love exposing my body to the raise and so But i know. I need to get real. Get real or go home. And that's why i'm telling you man. I'm not lying here. Sun protection is like the the new thing and no-one no-one bats an eye now and people were like full like wetsuit. Type things to the beach like full hats or like like caked on. Sunscreen is actually like a cool thing to do. I need to definitely get some of that zinc. My sister has some.

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

The Big Ones

01:32 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on The Big Ones

"Vacation without ever leaving the house like a placations. Exactly hi everyone. Welcome to play hasian. And i'm maria and i'm amanda each weekly plan rival fantasy vacations to the same destination. And you decide who's trip. You'd rather take. It's so sad it just might be fine. It's galapagos day it's galapagos day. Put your turtle tertre shells on turtle shells on. Let's get into the ocean. Oh man i can't wait to see some turnovers turnovers. Wow amanda so. Neither of us knew going into this. Anything about the galapagos other than there was a lot of animals there. That's all i knew and that to be. Honest is still a big portion of what. I've learned about michelob agos to it's a big part of their identity and that's great. It's a wonderful thing. I did learn i. I did learn quite a bit. I learned that it's part of ecuador. i didn't know that..

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"galapagos" Discussed on Ghost Town

Ghost Town

10:00 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on Ghost Town

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It all helps. It's not doesn't just apple podcasts. Incredible you want the good news or bad news. I still got it. It's the most recent one so great. Perfect one star constant unrelated chatter filled with politics highly judgmental and seems to have be serious self hate problem. I agree with that last part i see as serious self hate solution. Okay point counterpoint. Filled with politics in three hundred episodes now. And i'm not saying it's my opinion. It's statistically unless you take literally anything if we talk about oh. There was crime taking his political. I mean i can't. I can't help that. Politics are embedded in a lot of some of the things we're talking about. I think we did a great job of not having that. Be the focal point. Just like having kind of not having religion be the focal point. Really concentrating on the story. I guess they just listened to like trump's diet coke button and there which was a really huge softball. Think complimentary on that one too. 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Apparently by the doing right is you can get it and just get the good stuff right away and help support the show and bonus episodes out also have some new youtube videos out. got a little youtube video on the carnival corpse which would be our the pike amusement park mummy episodes. Yes i actually. I very rarely you know how active i am in the production of this podcast but i watched the carnival the face. It's just it's great if you want something in that episode specifically kind of begs for visuals. You're going to get some fun visuals. Go check it out. And it's it's it's quick. It's not it's not like the you know an hour long or anything like that pres to that was the dark history chippendales fund fairy five hundred the whole family. And you're in. It should be by the time you listen to this. Maybe maybe not but the mysterious death of bobby fuller which is an la story that will do for future episode. Yeah it is just a music mystery. Death that is always been of interest to me. So it's all at youtube dot com slash. Jason horton in the link is in the description or show notes man a lot of fun things on the horizon. Speaking of horizons were. Let's get back to the galapagos islands. Look back to your little home away from home. Your morbid vacation here where we have the austrian baroness louise where born to wagner basket. She comes to the island and stirs up some shit she was wild extroverted rude and she did not come alone no she brought her to german lovers rudolf lorenzen robert philipson whom she introduced to the others as the architect and engineer of her soon to be flory on a five star hotel yes in an ultimate colonial move. The baroness came to the island to build giant hotel and was quickly hated by the four people who had already settled there. The baroness would greet passing ships in skimpy swimwear. Together with a pistol and whip ba- loud party have sex with her to boyfriends pretty much everything these other couples did not stand for so it was tense but tensions rose even more when the german couple suspected that the baroness was intercepting their letters back to germany. The letters at this point that made them all kinds of celebrities. Rumor has the baroness would send her own. Letters or edit raiders letters to make her exploits the center of attention even worse. She openly declared herself as the empress of oriana island. They did not like that but also not always well with the baroness's household. Lorenzo was often mistreated by the baroness and her other lover. Philipson and would go hang out with the whitmer family kind of vent and developed a relationship with them. Tensions kept rising then on the twenty seventh of march nineteen thirty four the baroness and her lover. Philipson disappeared without a trace. This is where accounts from the other. Couples start to clash according to margaret whitmer. The baroness philipson had set sail. On a passing ship toward tahiti. And they had told them they were leaving. They were gonna start. The hotel and a different island created different plans for themselves. However there was no such ship ever recorded as having reached the galapagos shores. Dora stretches account is different. She claims to have heard a long unmistakeable scream and then silence before the disappearance and remembers no ships passing in the night to this day. No one knows what happens to them though. Very slowly and allegedly the baroness's belonging started turning up at the widmer's house. I small pieces of silverware than a dog. Your copy of the picture of dorian gray which the baroness never left home. Without to complicate things even more the baroness other lover. Lorenzo left the galapagos islands. Very soon after trying to return back to germany he hopped aboard a small norwegian boat headed toward san cristobal island but lorenzo and the boat never made it there months later the remains of lorenzo and the ship's captain found mummified on the marchena island far off the course from san cristobal where they had died from dehydration. That's enough for you. One final twist this insane mysteries. That friedrich also passed away very soon. After the baroness's disappearance according to different outlets heating bad chicken or rotted chicken or poisoned chicken remember. He was a vegetarian. Laming to eden as much of the rottenberg as her partner the widmer's remarked at the oddity of stretches. Waiting until ritter was beyond saving before calling for help while stretch. tells the death of ritter in with loving detail. The widmer's claim his dying words were to curse. Stories vary existence. They say his final words were quote. Dora a kersee with the last breath. I have not much nuance to that. Many including margaret whitmer suspected a stretch poisoned him. Stretch returned to germany soon afterward writing about her exploits and later seeking treatment in a sanatorium. She died there and she didn't die of old age. She died during the war. A bomb hit the institute and instantly killed her. All of this left hines margaret whitmer as the soul survivors on the island. They stayed on. The island gave birth to three children there and eventually would open up a hotel that still exists on flory on a to this day their direct descendants also operate yachts were the islands notorious island royalty in their own way. So what happened okay. So baroness philipson may have been murdered by her other spurned. Mistreated lover lorenzo. And the whitmer helped me to cover the story up or maybe stroud was involved because soon after vegetarian husband was killed with bad chicken and then she goes to a sanatorium right after leaving the island And in any other universe. Lorenzo would have escaped the island and gone off to like live his life but he dies two and in a really horrific way so far from his destination. We'll probably never know what really happened. Margaret whitmer passed away in two thousand pretty good run and was the last person who could have made light of the incredible galapagos affair mystery but the winners had kids who still run their hotel provide tours etc. Maybe they know something maybe not. Maybe it's human nature held up to amir or a giant pissed off tortoises curse. This pretty serious soap opera vibe right. There's something very romantic pass. I mean it makes sense like this butte gorgeous. It's like trouble in paradise. It's true and there's a movie made of the is supposed to be very very bad but it is. It's sits like these entangled couples. They're all here for kind of different reasons or butting heads in different ways. It's it's intriguing. You think somebody out there is like oh there's a podcast didn't something.

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"galapagos" Discussed on Ghost Town

Ghost Town

06:37 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on Ghost Town

"You know about the galapagos islands. Probably that it's a remote island in the pacific ocean but it played a hand in the works of charles. Darwin the theory of evolution. But that's not all that makes the island unique it's the backdrop for one of the most bizarre murder mysteries which includes poly-amorous fake teeth. Giant tortoises and murder. Today we're gonna talk about the galapagos affair so the human history of the glucose islands doesn't begin with charles darwin really though his visit in eighteen. Thirty five definitely. Put the islands on the map will literally put it on the map. Us whalers and pirates were already. they're hunting giant galapagos tortoises. These tortoises were actually very humongous. Very slow think like thousands of pounds and could live for years in the hold of a ship providing fresh meat on long. Voyages flurry an island in the galapagos. Has the most human activity and it's the only island with a fresh water supply in eighteen twenty. All the giant tortoises were killed on the island. When crew members of the ill fading whaling vessel essex torched it for no apparent reason after the essex left a sperm whale sunk their ship. So there you go for months. The sailors drifted helplessly in lifeboats sunburn. Starving before turning to cannibalism to survive. They drew straws to see who became food for the rest and then they do another straw to decide who would kill that person of the twenty crew. Only eight survived. They were found off the coast of south america. Insane and knowing that human bones their story inspired herman melville's novel moby dick. You may have heard of it all this to say that there is a what is thought of as an island curse the curse of the giant tortoise a creature that back when they were still around could according to those who interacted with it. Read the dirty secrets of the minds of visitors to the islands. Keep that mind. Because the tortoises curse is only the beginning in eighteen. Thirty two galapagos was annexed by ecuador which turned it on into a penal colony conditions. Were horrible the guards brutal. Many prisoners died before the prison was finally shut down but then in the nineteen thirties. German ex-pats started to settle in florida. There aren't much places that are further from germany which was kind of the idea. It all started with an eccentric physician and nietzsche stan. Dr frederick ritter and his young disabled lover and former patient doray stretch who fled to the galapagos. As hitler was rising power dora had. Ms and ritter was a strict nudist vegetarian and very into the health benefits of masticated or chewing which had destroyed his teeth. He had them all pulled out and replaced with steel dentures. Before leaving germany. Both ritter and dora were also married to other people and fled into the night to make a new life for themselves in this island. Paradise ritter along with you know having like super villain teeth. Always being naked staunch. Vegetarian was keen on writing his own. Set of philosophic works and while doing so the pair settled in florida. The volcanic island was a really hard place to settle subject to droughts and had horrific heat but the pair managed to do kind of okay for themselves. They also started documenting their lives in letters which they sent to their friends or according to other sources a newspaper in berlin the only post office on the islet was a small wooden barrel made by some wailers when ships were heading back to the us they would stop. Florina emptied the barrel and take the letters home. Reader's letters got back to berlin and the paper showed publishing them. This made ritter andorra a kind of german celebrity couple even though they really had no idea this was happening or that. The german public even cared about their story. Duran friedrich were in many ways living out their own embodiment of adam and eve. And they were called the adam and eve of the galapagos said dana gold find a documentarian who made the galapagos affair which i watched a lot of information comes from chronicling the earliest inhabitants of the islands despite the fact that they went to find other solitude they were discovered by the tabloids mostly because letters they wrote home to friends and family were published. The friends and family sent them off to the papers and they have it brooders letters. Not only were sensational. But they were inspirational. They inspired a new german family to move to a flurry. Ana heinsohn margaret. Whitmore were pretty normal couple by comparison and they hope the tropical climate would heal their six. On harry unfortunately harry ended up drowning in the galapagos. Not soon after they arrived. The two couples lived about an hour's walk from one another and kept their distance. They weren't like enemies or anything. It was a hard life and they wanted separatism and they kept themselves in their own spots and that was fine. Well maybe not exactly fine as ritter. Refuse to provide margaret medical care during her pregnancy. Only when she was about to die from complications to he help out in any way. Fine until the austrian baroness louise where born to wagner. Basket arrived to really stir some shit up but first let's take a break. It looks like summer might be almost normal and with that people will be getting out for long overdue vacations for me. I'm looking forward to getting back into an actual movie theater and as usual playing best. Besson's like crazy. It's that little somer refreshment and my perfect goto when i need a break from researching true crime and the paranormal best. Fiends is the perfect travel companion or that much needed break. You can take spins with you. 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"galapagos" Discussed on Ghost Town

Ghost Town

01:49 min | 6 months ago

"galapagos" Discussed on Ghost Town

"Do you know about the galapagos islands. Probably that it's a remote island in the pacific ocean but it played a hand in the works of charles. Darwin the theory of evolution. But that's not all that makes the island unique it's the backdrop for one of the most bizarre murder mysteries which includes poly-amorous fake teeth. Giant tortoises and murder. Today we're gonna talk about the galapagos affair so the human history of the glucose islands doesn't begin with charles darwin really though his visit in eighteen. Thirty five definitely. Put the islands on the map will literally put it on the map. Us whalers and pirates were already. they're hunting giant galapagos tortoises. These tortoises were actually very humongous. Very slow think like thousands of pounds and could live for years in the hold of a ship providing fresh meat on long. Voyages flurry an island in the galapagos. Has the most human activity and it's the only island with a fresh water supply in eighteen twenty. All the giant tortoises were killed on the island. When crew members of the ill fading whaling vessel essex torched it for no apparent reason after the essex left a sperm whale sunk their ship. So there you go for months. The sailors drifted helplessly in lifeboats sunburn. Starving before turning to cannibalism to survive. They drew straws to see who became food for the rest and then they do another straw to decide who would kill that person of the twenty crew. Only eight survived. They were found off the coast of south america. Insane and knowing that human bones their story inspired herman melville's novel moby dick. You may have heard of it all this to say that there is a what is thought of as an island curse the curse of the giant tortoise a creature that back when they were still around could according to those who interacted with it. Read the dirty secrets of the minds of visitors to the

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What Do You Know About the Galapagos Islands?

Ghost Town

01:49 min | 6 months ago

What Do You Know About the Galapagos Islands?

"Do you know about the galapagos islands. Probably that it's a remote island in the pacific ocean but it played a hand in the works of charles. Darwin the theory of evolution. But that's not all that makes the island unique it's the backdrop for one of the most bizarre murder mysteries which includes poly-amorous fake teeth. Giant tortoises and murder. Today we're gonna talk about the galapagos affair so the human history of the glucose islands doesn't begin with charles darwin really though his visit in eighteen. Thirty five definitely. Put the islands on the map will literally put it on the map. Us whalers and pirates were already. they're hunting giant galapagos tortoises. These tortoises were actually very humongous. Very slow think like thousands of pounds and could live for years in the hold of a ship providing fresh meat on long. Voyages flurry an island in the galapagos. Has the most human activity and it's the only island with a fresh water supply in eighteen twenty. All the giant tortoises were killed on the island. When crew members of the ill fading whaling vessel essex torched it for no apparent reason after the essex left a sperm whale sunk their ship. So there you go for months. The sailors drifted helplessly in lifeboats sunburn. Starving before turning to cannibalism to survive. They drew straws to see who became food for the rest and then they do another straw to decide who would kill that person of the twenty crew. Only eight survived. They were found off the coast of south america. Insane and knowing that human bones their story inspired herman melville's novel moby dick. You may have heard of it all this to say that there is a what is thought of as an island curse the curse of the giant tortoise a creature that back when they were still around could according to those who interacted with it. Read the dirty secrets of the minds of visitors to the

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Where Do All the Penguins Live?

The Children's Hour

01:39 min | 6 months ago

Where Do All the Penguins Live?

"Oh that's another really good all the penguins in the world except one lives in what is called the southern hemisphere. The part of the world below the equator so there are no penguins in the north where we live. There are no payments. You see a polar bear. You won't see penguins so penguins all live in southern hemisphere from the equator to the south me. And there's one penguin that it's actually found inland northern hemisphere that crosses the equator in only one and that one penguin is the galapagos penguin and there is one little colony of those winds found. Exactly one half mile north of the equator in the galapagos islands. And that's the only penguin that lives in the northern hemisphere to go see all eighteen species of penguins. You had to go to some pretty far flung places. Yeah i i have been to some very very very remote places places that you can only get to by special arrangement antarctica's very far away hard to get to an antarctica surrounded by an ocean which makes it even harder in in that ocean lots of little islands and some of those islands are the only place you can see a particular species of penguin. So you've got to figure out how to get to really far away islands. But they're beautiful. When it was higher it was a lot of fun

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Galápagos Tortoise Found Alive From Species Thought to Be Extinct

Houston's Morning News

01:01 min | 8 months ago

Galápagos Tortoise Found Alive From Species Thought to Be Extinct

"Found in the Galapagos is a member of a species thought to have gone extinct 112 years ago. Evidently not. So how do they not know this? The Fernandina Island giant tortoise thought to have disappeared 112 years ago was a female scientists say. So now the race is on to find a male As if they could make some more baby turtles. Then they won't become extinct, so they figure well, if there's a female there, there's probably male two. There's probably several more of these. It's an island. When you think that how hard is it to find a giant tortoise on an island? When they could be that tough. Rediscovering this lost species. We're told, may have occurred just in the nick of time to save it. This is from Dr James Gibbs, Vice President of Science and conservation for the Galapagos Conservancy. We now we urgently need to complete the search of the island to find other tortoises.

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Marilyn Manson Wanted in Assault in New Hampshire

BBC World Service

00:12 sec | 8 months ago

Marilyn Manson Wanted in Assault in New Hampshire

"They relate to an incident involving a videographer in 2019. And Ecuador has confirmed that a giant tortoise found on one of the Galapagos Islands sees from a species believed to be

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 Famed Darwin's Arch Collapses Due to Erosion in Galapagos Islands

WBZ Morning News

00:38 sec | 9 months ago

Famed Darwin's Arch Collapses Due to Erosion in Galapagos Islands

"Famous rock Formation is going topless, a giant piece of a famous natural rock formations 600 miles off the coast of the Galapagos Islands has fallen into the Pacific Ocean. Tourists on a boat excursion witness the top of Darwin's arch collapsing. Ecuadorian environmental officials blame natural erosion. The structure made of stone is less than a mile from Darwin Island, named after the British scientists who developed his theory on evolution and natural selection after he visited there in 18 35, members of the diving travel industry have already renamed the structure the pillars

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Finding the Judas in Judas and the Black Messiah

Morning Edition

07:02 min | 1 year ago

Finding the Judas in Judas and the Black Messiah

"The 19 sixties, Fred Hampton was chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. He was a rising leader, organizing disparate multi racial groups in Chicago. Until police shot and killed him and another Black Panther member in an early morning raid. There's a new movie about Fred Hampton out this week, it is called Judas and the Black Messiah. It's not a question of ball. It's a non violence is a question of resistance to fascism or non existence within fascism Film got rave reviews after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last week. It's the second feature from director Shaka King who, until this project came along, was on the verge of giving up making feature films altogether. MPR's Andrew Lyne bonked takes it from here. Yes, Judas and the Black Messiah is about Fred Hampton and how he led the Black Panthers in Chicago. But it's also about William O'Neill, the man who infiltrated the Black Panthers in spied on Hampton on behalf of the FBI. Shaka King told me that the Lucas Brothers who co wrote the story, sold the idea to him like this. Their pitch that they laid out was we want to make a movie about Fred Hampton and William O'Neal. That's kind of like the departed the 2006 Martin Scorsese movie Inside the World of Cointelpro, or Counterintelligence program, the 19 sixties project where the FBI infiltrated and disrupted groups like the Black Panthers, and I was like I see it. I'm done. I'm in Judas is a tight, intense movie. Yes, like the departed and other Scorsese type crime movies. It's a long way, though, from King's first feature film newly weeds from 2013. So what you got here? Newly weeds tells the story of a young couple in Brooklyn who smoke a lot of weed where Judas is loud and fast. Really? Weeds is quiet and tender. I'm done. I'm done online. Won't want Wanna hang out. We hang up. Yeah. How are we supposed to go to the Galapagos? If you mind the bag every two minutes. It hits similar beats as movies by other indie darling directors like Joe Swanberg or the Duplass Brothers. The film Independent Spirit Awards even gave King the Someone to watch award after it came out, which came with a $25,000 grant. Not bad for someone fresh out of N Y. U film school. But after that initial fanfare, I was so depressed after making newly weeds and my expectations for the release just not coming to fruition. The movie didn't get much attention outside the festival circuit from agents and distributors, largely because it was a movie with black actors who no one knew on at that time that was deemed worthless. The film's release in 2013 wasn't that long ago, but it was just before what a friend of Kings jokingly dubbed. The Black Excellence Industrial Complex. You're Selma's and Moon Lights and Black Panthers when movie studios realized they could make a lot of money by releasing films by and starring black people. Nearly weeds. Loss of momentum burnt king out on the idea of making another feature film, But he did have an idea for a short rolling around in his head. It was kind of silly kind of outrageous, sweetheart. Lips. Excuse me, miss. It's called Moon Yang's after the Italian slur for black people want heard on the streets of Brooklyn in it, King and two others play these three black guys who talk like they're in the mom movies. King has such a fondness for It was somewhat inspired by King's experience growing up in a mostly black part of Brooklyn, but going to high school in South Brooklyn, where everyone the Irish Americans, Greek Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, all talks like the Italian American kids, and those kids were Hilarious. They were profane. They were quick witted, and we were not friends put like I could appreciate their sense of humor. The movie is a concise examination of race, gender gentrification. As King's character gets into an argument with his sister over a MetroCard, you did not have a dime. Put 1000 until the white guy comes by and says hi to the sister. Hi. How you doing? How are you? You guys just don't know what both outta here. Oh, Polluted the movie is fun and poignant, and the process reminded King how much he loved making movies. That movie saved me. You saved me. I didn't see that or know that about Shaka. But I could understand, and I could see how that could happen. Charles de King, no relation to director Shocking is the CEO and founder of Macro which since its founding in 2015 has produced movies and TV shows featuring non white people, including Judas and the Black Messiah. It was before the oscarssowhite moment. Of 2015. There's a lot that's happened since then. There is much more of an openness and I think an understanding of the business opportunity there. Which brings us to King today, making a movie about an anti capitalist black radical at a very capitalist Hollywood studio without watering down the politics. The deal is to respect the authenticity. Fred Hampton Jr is the current chairman of the Black Panther Party, Cubs and son of Fred Hampton. He says he and the other Panthers had their guards up when they were approached about this film. The Panthers have long been subjected to propaganda campaigns and misrepresentations. But he says King and the rest of the cast and crew definitely navigated the crossroads between their creative goals and the Panthers. Political ones. Well enough, anyway. Revolutionaries never satisfied. You know, I wish there was more political cartoon. We could've pushed. In a certain point, However, I'll put the people's need before before my needs my wants and desires. For instance, the relationship between Fred Hampton and his partner, Deborah Johnson, was a tricky thing to get right. The poet.

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Birding with Dr Meredith Williams

PODSHIP EARTH

09:33 min | 1 year ago

Birding with Dr Meredith Williams

"Berta. Volt from more than one. Hundred and fifty million years ago and then explosively diversified culminating in more than ten thousand species distributed worldwide. Today are human. Relationship to beds is complex to seen as spirit messengers of the gods and at the same time. We took the wild red jungle fowl. From india and selectively bred into domesticated chickens the now farmed in cages feathers have been used for thousands of years and indigenous headpieces and at the same time but has like parrots and parakeets a kept as pets bird poop called guana was used as the first fertilize of modern agriculture. And charles darwin study of galapagos finches was to the formulation of evolution. Buds are all around us. We are closer to bed than any other wild animals birds. I literally and figuratively are canaries in the coal mine. Their wellbeing is our wellbeing threats to buds range from habitat loss including logging climate change industrial farming with pesticides invasive species and even cats. These will had a devastating impact on the bird populations of the us and canada. Which in just the last fifty years have declined by. Three billion birds danton insane. Thirty percent of all birds gone. Three billion pez of wings have vanished ever across our continent from sea to shining sea. Luckily birds have strong allies in their corner. There an estimated sixty million active bird watches in the us alone and with the pandemic shutting down so much of our country. We have flocking to bird watching like never before everything from bird feeders. To binoculars have been in short supply and this year the birding app e bird collected more sightings in a single day the was admitted during the first two and a half years of the apps existence. I must admit coming late to the bird-watching pardee. But thanks to dr meredith williams. That's about to change. I'm lucky enough to work with meredith every day in her role. Running one of the most important and complex agencies in california governor. The department of toxic substance control. Dr williams received two undergraduate degree from yale and a doctorate in physics from north carolina. State university meredith then worked and silicon valley fortune. Five hundred companies in the technology consumer product and chemical sectors meredith left the private sector to follow her passion for wetlands and birds and led the san francisco estuary institute as we'll hear. Meredith journey is about so much more than her resume. Meredith nine meet apt get ready for my maiden watching invention merit so we're about to go hopefully bed watching what. What do we need to bring with us while like what. What's what's in the bird watching backpack almost nothing. Which is great binoculars. Of course are your starting point. So i hope you have some inaugurals. I know you were looking for some recently. You gave me some good advice. But i get any but we all kind of professional but what just like you would have an extra pair. Do thought so. It's in the office but we could stop on the way out of town. Not of that sound. No we should. We should yeah. You just kind of out now. Okay okay so you got the binoculars. How do you if you're starting out. It's surprising how good have gotten very affordable these days so i mean it's still a lot to invest but ask a bird watcher. They might have an extra pair. That's the first place you might wanna try like them. What do you well. first of. All there are lots of different kinds of birdwatchers in terms of some people. Want to count every burden get really long list. And they track every single birthday they see. It's about the numbers of the that very unique bird and they chase vagrant birds that fly in unusually and they're rushing off to see that bird so there those kind of bird watchers I'm a bird watcher. Just watch one bird for a long time. I liked bird behavior. just i'm just fascinated by them. And i think they're beautiful so i could just end up watching one bird for for quite a while you can just take it. In at whatever level you want in terms of the variety birds that you could see and how you would just experience them and enjoy them. So and i think the only way to find that out is to bert. Watch a little and see what grabs you What you do sounds really peaceful. The first thing that sounds the first thing sounds more. Like in england as a whole breed of people go train spotters and i always kind of identified them with bird watchers. Like it's really about. How many things. You've you've been able to capture and less about the bird the thing that you'll doing just sounds like being a peaceful will watching another animal even the people who are energized. That way unless they're doing a big day which would be a day when they map it out to see as many birds as they can. In a single day they're not necessarily rushing around even they are going to have moments of really enjoying a bird and even somebody like me chased around golden gate park looking for a rare warbler. That's very rarely in san francisco. There's an amiability amongst birdwatchers is really camaraderie. People are so nice. There's always somebody better in terms of being a better bird watcher. Meaning they either can identify birds better or you know they just have a lot of experience for the a little bit about. The ecology and people are so happy to share their information. That it's really wonderful. That's one of the things i like about it. And it tends to be every now and then you get into group and there'll be somebody who's a little loud but by and large the the folks are really kind of it's easy to get in a groove with with birdwatchers and settled and gopher along stroll and see some great birds. But what's there everywhere that it's a it's a big i mean like it huge movement and it's growing apparently it's one of the fastest growing outdoor activities. There is it's it is just kind of crazy places where i been going for ten years and cues to be just me and five or six friends maybe and now parking lot and i think the pandemic has made it even more so where a lot of people. That's how they wanna get outdoors or they've they've just kind of discovering it because they know it is one of the only ways to be outdoors so i think it's going to continue to grow which i think is great because then more people are connected to the natural world which obviously makes them care about it more. How did you get into meredith like what. What was your journey into bed watching. I mean i liked birds always in the yard growing up in ohio. You know the robbins and the blue jays. There was a hill in town. And i used to ride my bike up in the hill early in the morning and i would always see birdwatchers and i said when i'm old air quotes. I'm going to bird watch. And i kind of that seed was planted but i didn't really bird-watching until my three say in my thirties. I started volunteering for the san francisco. Bay national wildlife refuges. That you know are on the perimeter of the bay. You know them well getting restored a lot of them Back to title harsh. And i when i volunteered i would be doing everything from pulling out. Invasive plants to building shells but there are always birds around and i just became more and more and more fascinated with the birds invested in binoculars and just started creeping in. You join the audubon society and suddenly you're getting news about different outings and the next thing you know you're you're pretty far in foreign now. I'm foreign. I'm not pretty far and have taken a couple bird vacations. Which i think says that. I'm pretty far in. But what do those entail. The longest trip i took was to go to brazil to the pantanal. Which is a very large wetland like the mecca of bud watching their many mecca. It is a mecca over the course of two weeks. We just went out every morning. We get up before sunrise. Be moving by six o'clock at the latest. Usually more like five thirty and we went to a place that's called the parrot crater a giant sinkhole. And it's all a lot of parents live down in the sinkhole. And so you look down. A new parrots lying around in a simple it was tremendous and we ended up seen two hundred different species of birds there along with some giant giant eaters river otter is and it was quite a trip but the birds were spectacular.

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Barry Lopez, Acclaimed Author And Traveler Beyond Many Horizons, Dies At 75

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04:27 min | 1 year ago

Barry Lopez, Acclaimed Author And Traveler Beyond Many Horizons, Dies At 75

"National book award winner berry lopez was famous for chronicling his travels to remote places and the landscapes he found there but his writings weren't simply account of his journeys they were reminders of how precious life on earth is an our responsibility to care for it. He died after a long battle with prostate cancer just months. After a wildfire forced him from his oregon home he was seventy five years old. Npr's dave blanchard has this remembrance berry lopez spent more than thirty years writing his last book horizon. He don't spend that much time on a project without going through periods of self doubt when i met him at his home last year he told me when he was feeling defeated by the work. He'd walk along the nearby mckenzie river. Every time i did there was a beaver. Stick in the water at my feet. And they're of course their workers. So i imagine the beaver were saying. What the hell's wrong with you. You get back in there and do your work up. In his studio he had a collection of the stakes are little tooth marks. It was a lesson for lopez. Every day i walked in that room. I saw the signs of. Don't lose in yourself. This was the world of barry. Lopez beaver could teach you the most valuable lessons. Lopez was born in new york but his father moved the family to california when he was a child. Hugh eventually settle in game. Notice for his writing about the natural world he win the nineteen eighty-six book award for nonfiction. Work arctic dreams at the time he told npr how he approached the seemingly empty arctic environment. I made myself pay attention to places where i thought nothing was going on. And then after a while the landscape materialized in a in a fuller way denied. I imagine that at first glance in lopez books. A cloudy sky contains grays of pigeon feathers of slate in pearls packs of hammerhead sharks in the galapagos. Move like swans million a city park pond composer john. Luther adams was a friend and collaborator of lopez. For nearly four decades he says lopez writing serves as a wake-up call. She surveys the beauty of the world. And at the same time the cruelty and violence that we humans inflict on the earth and on one another and he doesn't with deep compassion lopez experienced that cruelty first hand as a child. He was sexually abused by a family. Friend he i wrote about it in two thousand thirteen. He later told. Npr experience made him feel afraid and shameful around other people. The animals encountered in the california wilderness. Offered something different. They didn't say oh. We know what you went through. I felt accepted by the animal world. Lopez would spend his life writing about that world in particular the damage done to it by climate change. That hit home for lopez. This past september much of his property was burned in wildfires tore through oregon partly due to abnormally dry conditions. His wife deborah gordon says he lost decades of notes and correspondence and much of the forest around the home where lopez had lived for fifty years. He talked a lot about climate change in. And how it's so easy to think it's going to happen to other people and not to you but it happened to us. It happened to him personally. And i think that the fire was just a blow. That not just couldn't quite ever get back from when i spoke to lopez last year. He said he always sought to find. Grace in the middle of devastation is so difficult to be a human being. There are so many reasons to give up to retreat into cynicism or despair. I hate to see that. And i i want to do something that makes people feel safe and loved and capable in his last days. His family brought objects from home to him in hospice. Among the items the beaver stakes from his studio dave blanchard. Npr news

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What's the Largest Lake in the World?

BrainStuff

05:09 min | 1 year ago

What's the Largest Lake in the World?

"Siberia's Lake Cal is not your average. Lake. At forty, nine miles wide by three hundred and ninety, five miles long that seventy, nine by six, hundred and thirty, five kilometers. It's the world's largest freshwater lake and with history that dates back twenty, five, million years it's also Earth's oldest. But size and age aren't the only things that make this. Lake. Special. Lake by cow is also home to more than three thousand, seven, hundred different species, many of which are only found in the Baikal region. That's why by cows often considered the Galapagos of Russia. No in case it's bio-diversity doesn't dazzle you here's another but Julia fact. Lake by cow has its own version of the Loch ness monster. Its name translates to water dragon master and it's described as a giant sturgeon with a prominent stout, an armored plating along the back. The monsters history goes back centuries with ancient carvings depicting this terrifying creature. Interest peaked we thought. So here's a starter guide to this ancient beautiful and mysterious late, which is by the way a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lake Baikal is located in southern Russia near the border of Mongolia, its depth of five thousand, three, hundred feet about one thousand, six, hundred meters makes it the world's deepest lake about five hundred feet or two hundred meters it's also famous for its clarity of water and ice. When the lake is frozen, you can see dozens of meters or hundreds of feet down. And as we said at the top, it's also the world's largest lake that size twelve, thousand, two, hundred, square miles, or thirty one, thousand, six, hundred square kilometers makes it comparable in volume to the entire Amazon Basin? A first scale? It reportedly takes about three hundred and thirty years for single water molecule to flow from inlet to inlet. So. How did like by cow get so massive About twenty, five, million ago lake by CAL formed through fractures and shifting within Earth's crust. It wasn't Lake Baikal as we know it. Now, though experts believe it was a series of lakes similar to the Great Lakes in the United States while scientists aren't positive how lake by CAL went for many lakes to the behemoth. It is today they do have theories. It could have been sinking earth erosion earthquakes or increased water from melting glaciers although it's likely a mix of these factors and more. That unifying change took place in the pleasing epoch about five point three to two point five million years ago. But this lake isn't finished growing. It's expanding at a rate of about point seven inches to centimeters every year at the same speed at which Africa in South America are drifting apart. At this speed, some scientists believe lake by Baikal is actually an ocean in the making. The lake boasts twenty-seven islands, the largest of which spans two, hundred, eighty square miles or seven, hundred, twenty, five square kilometers and has its own lake mountains and the population of fifteen hundred residents. The locals connected to power van underwater cable in two, thousand and five, and we're connected to the Internet shortly after. Some Call Lake by Cao, the Galapagos of Russia not only because it has an impressive array of those nearly four thousand species but also because eighty percent of those animals are found nowhere else. One reason for this unique biodiversity is the lakes. Array of hydrothermal vents which are commonly found in oceans but lake by cow is the only freshwater lake known to have them. Cold water from the lake enters cracks in the Earth's crust through these hydrothermal vents. When the water reaches magma, it heats up, then returns resurfacing with minerals and heat. These rich minerals are probably the reason some of the lakes most unusual species were able to develop including several unique fish and the nerpa seal species, which is the only exclusively freshwater seal species in the world and its evolution is mysterious and some scientists believe it arrived by a prehistoric river from the Arctic But beyond seals fish other common animals found in the forests and mountains surrounding Lake Baikal include. Elk. Reindeer links wild-boar, and of course, the lakes frequently reported water dragon master. And this ancient lake has another air of mystery about it. UFO sightings. Many locals have reported strange lights and alien spacecraft throughout the years and several Soviet era documents mention ufo instance in sightings around Earth's largest lake. However for all of its natural wonder, amazing wildlife end stranger sides for lake cows one hundred, thousand permanent residents it's simply home. Made, occupations are forestry agriculture, fisheries, hunting, and tourism though that's currently on hold due to covid nineteen. Here's hoping they opened back up soon.

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Galapagos Island Shark Population In Danger From Overfishing

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03:57 min | 1 year ago

Galapagos Island Shark Population In Danger From Overfishing

"Sharks in the Galapagos Islands are being decimated by fleets of fishing vessels many of them Chinese and that's bringing these vital creatures to the brink of extinction. Turn is a professor of biology at the. San Francisco Kiko in Ecuador and he's advocating for an expansion of protected waters in the area to save the sharks and he joins us now professor her welcome to the program. Thank you. It's great to be here. I understand fleets of international ships many of them. Chinese. Come to these waters every year and they're they're now what brings them. Well the waters off Galapagos and just in this region of very, very productive Galapagos islands are in a big obstacle in the middle of the ocean. So there's a deep cold water current that's flowing from the West and when it hits, the abacus platform is diverted at the surface and that creates a lot of productivity. So we get very rich fishing grounds and also fantastic biodiversity. How many ships are there? How many sharks are there? And you know what is this situation? Exactly as it stands at the moment, will galapagos is home to about thirty odd species of sharks, and some of those are critically endangered such as the scalloped hammerhead shark, and some of those are also highly migratory, the scalloped hammerhead, the Silky Shark, the whale shark, they all leave the borders of the marine reserve, and then they're subject to different levels of threat. So these vessels come into these waters and while they're fishing for other species, they catch these sharks in their nets. Yes depending on the method of fishing the longliners perhaps the vessels that we would be concerned about these are extensively fishing for tuna, but they will also catch several endangered shark species. During their fishing. And we know that if they do catch these species than they will retain them and keep them on board. So. These vessels though we should be clear aren't doing anything illegal they are allowed to fish with fishing. So why exactly are shark populations still taking a hit right? These vessels operating in international waters and depending on the fleet, they'll be operating under a regional fisheries organisations. The problem is that the species that we're trying to protect in Galapagos don't understand any of that. They go whether they WANNA go. As the problem is that once they leave the protective waters of the marine reserve, they're immediately under threat. There are hammerhead foraging grounds out in international waters and numbers have declined. There was a study cocoa sign, which is our neighbor in Galapagos, and they found that hammerhead sharks have declined by about forty five percent since the creation of the marine reserve, which is not the result you would hope for. So what you're advocating for an expansion of Ecuador's marine reserves, right that would help protect these areas of marine diversity and also. The. Shark. Species. I'm advocating on several levels I think first of all, we need to expand our reserve and this is something that we can do as a nation within our jurisdiction but I think we also need to play a more prominent role in the development of the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Agreement that is currently in the works, and this will allow for better protection for these species. Once they're in the high seas, it will even allow for the creation of open water or high seas, marine protected areas. So I think we to work on several levels. The international waters needs to be considered in a more conservation perspective than they have been until now. Alex. is a professor of biology at the. San Francisco, they keep in Ecuador Professor Arun. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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A Tech Cold War Looms

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:52 min | 1 year ago

A Tech Cold War Looms

"This week Britain's minister, Boris Johnson is expected to reverse a decision. He made in January to allow the Chinese telecom giant hallway to build part of the country's five gene at work. The British public deserve to have access to the best possible. Now if people oppose one brand or not. To tell us what's the alternative. Britain has come under enormous pressure from its biggest America which sees while way as a security threat. It's not the only Chinese firm that America views with suspicion. Last week Secretary of State Mike. Pompeo told Fox. News the government was considering banning the social media. APP TIKTOK. Owned by the Chinese firm by dense. We're certainly looking at it I. Don't want to get in front of the president, but it's something we're looking at. What would you recommend that people download that APP on their phones tonight tomorrow anytime. currently Boley if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. and American firms are caught to the geopolitical tensions between the world's two biggest economies. Google Microsoft and twitter all said they would stop cooperating with Hong Kong's authorities for the time being because of a sweeping new security law there imposed by Beijing. It all adds up to what's being called. A new Cold War fought on a digital battleground. For the last three or four years, people have talked about the tech. Cold War. Patrick Fouls is the economists business affairs editor. This strange thing is it's been hard to see evidence of much damage on the ground, and in fact, the companies like apple and Hallway in China. It's really been a golden era in some ways with record sales and profits over the last couple. Couple of years was become clear however in the last few weeks. Is The tech cold? War is really beginning to bite. And why is that? Why is that split becoming so much more certain now? Well I think what you can do is look at it at two speeds. The world of software and the Internet was never particularly linked up in the first place so. Chinese consumers can't use most American Internet companies and vice versa, and what we're seeing, there is the final tentacles are beginning to unwind really very quickly, and that's that's example. The TIKTOK BAN THE REFUSAL US tech companies to play ball with the new Chinese law in Hong Kong so that. World really splitting quickly. The thing that's taking more time is the heart where supply chains which are much much more rigid structures is many many hundreds of billions of dollars of equipment in the grand huge numbers of people being employed, and it's really very hard to untangle those quickly, but that does not seem to be happening as well partly, because of the American actions against Hallway, but also because China seems to be deciding okay, we're GONNA have to go alone here which means we're going to have to really ramp up investment, and so, how how prepared are the country's respective? Tech Industries to to make that split complete. Will in the wall, the softwares already in effect pretty much happened in the world of hauled where the answer is, people are beginning to get plans up and running so smick this Chinese semiconductor company not take that seriously in the past by its Western and Asian competitors, but now it's really raising very big box the ideas to supersize the production capacity and sophistication of semiconductors in China. That's a process that's underway. Similarly Wall Way in China is scrambling around to find alternative sources for the key components that it purchases from the West particularly American companies and over the next I think eighteen months will see a sense of whether that's possible. The one thing to make clear is there are some companies. Companies here which are just left in very uncomfortable positions. Apple in China makes over one hundred million dollars a day there on the simply no easy way for it to pick sides in. You know it depends on the US Amazon China similarly. TSMC, which is the huge Taiwanese semiconductor company that really dominates the industry to some degree. It depends on Chinese customers and American ones, and for those companies that are caught in the middle. There really is no simple answer to this, but if the big picture here is that each country has to build up its own set of software and hardware champions, that sounds expensive redundant I mean. How easy will it be for these countries to make those parallel systems? Well I think you can look at it in two ways. One is sort of finances of it almost an and just that you're going to have to duplicate. Supply chains to some degree and I think that could easily cost. Hundreds of billions of dollars to do is not impossible, and arguably within the scale of the overall economy is a super tolerable inefficiency. I think the other call St-, which is much harder to get to grips with is just the risk of this process spiraling out of control. And to give you two ways in which could happen, it could easily for example move from the world of tech to the world of finance with western Chinese banks subject to sudden private. BANS FREEZES OF ACTIVITY. A night could be much more destabilizing because the financial system is very sensitive to changes like that the other risk is just that this becomes the thin end of the wedge, and sooner or later we find out that suddenly American calls or Chinese toys, or a growing list of things deem to be of strategic importance I and instead of this really being an argument bat security, it just becomes an indiscriminate path of protectionism, the house, a huge economic cost, but on technology end of things that is inherently a global business. How do you think other countries are going to deal with this split as it happened? Well the assumption I think of many American policy makers is the world's default is to use Silicon Valley and one of the things that will happen is that assumption is tested a pretty painful way? It's clear that some very close American allies. Japan Australia possibly Burton will. Ultimately vast choose go with America, but I think we'll see. First of all. China's tech industry now has a very big sphere of influence that includes a lot of Asia where people will continue to use Chinese tech, and secondly that some big economies India's the obvious one may take a third off, and you know be equally hostile, friendly to America and shine. And really seek to play both sides off while developing their own indigenous capacity, so the end of the day. You're heading towards a world where America. Controls most of the world's technology, and then there's this Galapagos of China with its own systems. I think instead your heading to world, which is very fractured with the bulk of the world's population living in countries that use both systems and probably mistrust both to some degree. So. Is it sensible to ask who's likely to win the technical door? I. Think will see both superpowers do probably just find because they are huge. Sophisticated markets and the real losers will be the node countries that are sort of stuck between the two places like Taiwan Hall Sibley Career, where really it's impossible for them to pick sides, and where the own technology industry as a result is going to face a very difficult Erie. Patrick thank you very much time. Jason thanks for having me.

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What's the Difference Between Turtles and Tortoises?

BrainStuff

05:07 min | 1 year ago

What's the Difference Between Turtles and Tortoises?

"COM welcome to brainstorm a production of iheartradio. Hey brain stuff lauren. Boko bomb here at some point. Let's just say around two hundred and sixty million years ago earth got turtles. They looked strange. And these our modern mammalian times when lots of things are squishy and unarmored but during the late Permian epoch. Those early turtles were dressed in all the latest fashions. A short sturdy legs bony plates and a stiff splayed crawling strapped. Shortly after turtles made their evolutionary arrival eight fairly standard earth thing happened a mass extinction event. Although mass extinctions have happened with some regularity on our planet this one was a doozy and it wiped out almost all of the life in the oceans and over two thirds of the vertebrates on land. The things that survived had to have been pretty good at survival and it turns out turtles. Were we spoke about email with Laura Smith? A research scientist who specializes in herpetology at the Jones Center each way which is an organization in Newton Georgia that promotes excellence in natural resource management and conservation. She said turtles have a really successful body form. That hasn't changed all that much over time. They retained the primitive shell. Which is a really protective safe body design. Also turtles live in a lot of different habitats. Their aquatic and also terrestrial so living in a lot of different habitats has allowed them to persist. So what's the difference between tortoises and turtles all of the animals alive today that protect themselves with a Shell? Which is basically just a modified ribcage are in the order student. He's collectively we call this group of animals turtles but individually. We might call them different things based on where they live and some morphological and physiological traits. Tortoises are a group that are generally always found on land. Smith said they say that. Not all turtles tortoises but all tortoises are turtles be turtles are organisms with. Shell which might be in water or might be on land. A tortoise is a type of turtle in general both turtles and tortoises as well as other reptiles lay their eggs on land. It's what makes them different from Amphibians which need water for egg-laying end at least part of their life cycle because tortoises are a type of turtle. It's difficult to lay down hard and fast rules about what makes something tortoise ish rather than turtles but in general tortoises are always found on land whereas turtles can be found in aquatic or marine habitats as well as Land Smith said turtles and tortoises look different because of where they live a seat hurdle is only found in the ocean the females are the only ones that come on land and that's just eggs they have four legs but the front legs are almost like wings or paddles. They're not great for moving around on land at all because they're adapted for swimming quickly. Their shells have a low flat profile for cutting through the water. Compare that to a Galapagos Tortoise for example whose body can weigh up to nine hundred twenty pounds. That's almost four hundred twenty kilos with stocky elephantine legs a high dome. Shell and big scales on their exposed skin to protect them from predators and they wouldn't last long in the ocean but luckily they don't have to. The Smith said for the most part. There's not really one characteristic that tells you whether something is a tortoise or turtle but it's pretty clear if you see a little turtle on the side of the road and it has a sort of flattened shell profile webbed feet in the back smooth skin and some brighter colors. That's going to be a turtle tortoise. Have a heavier more dome? Shell and subdued colors as usual. The terminology can be confusing Box Turtles for instance which are widespread in the United States in Central America? And don't really swim or spend much time in the water. But they're still considered turtles rather than tortoises and then there are the terrapins. Which is the name given to aquatic turtles in the United Kingdom in the US aquatic turtles are just called hurdles with the exception of the diamondback terrapin which lives in brackish water in tidal marshes in the eastern United States? Both tortoises end hurdles have made themselves at home on this planet. We find both on every continent other than an Arctic with one exception. There are no tortoise species native to Australia. Smith said

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A Tale of Two Spams

Household Name

01:05 min | 2 years ago

A Tale of Two Spams

"I guess you won't be surprised to hear that I don't really know a lot about spam. I just always thought it was kind of a mystery meat. And it's not something I've really had so yeah in the continental. Us A lot of people. See it that way but the really fascinating thing about spam is that in Hawaii. It's totally different. It's a lot like Darwin's finches Darwin. Yes Darwin realized that these finches on the Galapagos Islands had all come from the same original bird but they'd actually adopted the different environments on the different islands. That's just like spam on the continental. Us Spam has had this rollercoaster journey from love to hate it too trendy food to laughing stock of the country but meanwhile in Hawaii in the middle of the Pacific on these islands spam has had a straight upward trajectory. So I'm going to tell you. The story of spam twice first on the mainland. Us and then in Hawaii okay. A tale of two spams take it away from

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Sailing Successes: Tania Aebi & Sarah Dekker

Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids

06:03 min | 2 years ago

Sailing Successes: Tania Aebi & Sarah Dekker

"Forward slash bedtime. History a big. Thank you to those. Who donated already. Have you ever seen a sailboat? A sailboat is different from a motorized boat because instead of a motor it uses wind pushing the sales to move it across the water sailboats. Have been around for a very long time but people still use sailboats today to sail in places all over the ocean. Some new just for fun others do it as a race. Many world records have been set by people who've sailed boats around the entire world. Tonight we're going to learn about two women who went on at mazing adventures sailboats. Our story begins in Nineteen eighty-four with Tanya Ebi. A young sixteen year old girl. Who was living with her father when he decided to sail his boat all the way across the Atlantic Ocean with Tanya and her siblings even though they knew little about sailing they sailed from England to Spain to Portugal to Morocco. The Canary Islands the Caribbean and back to New York City after finishing high school. Tanya wasn't sure what to do with their life. It was time to go to college but she didn't feel ready for it and didn't know what else to do. Her father gave her two choices he could pay for college or she could use the money to buy a boat and sail around the world. It was a big challenge in. Tanya made the choice to start sailing. She thought she could go on it with her friends and just have a good time. No her father said you have to go on the boat alone and you have to make the voyage by yourself. He knew was a chance for her to grow on her own. So in May nineteen eighty five Tanya and her little black cat named Tarzan set sail from New York in her boat which they named the Varuna. Many people said it was too dangerous for to go but she went anyway. Tanya started the trip thinking should only sell the Bermuda then. Once she was there she headed to the next point. Which was the island of Saint Thomas in the Caribbean as she went she learned more about sailing because she had very little experience before she left. She had lots of quiet time to herself. She said was very good for her. It gave her chance to think about her life to read to play with her cat and to focus on getting to the next point of Edge sometimes. She played her guitar other time. She wrote letters one day. It began to rain and a storm surrounded her boat. We've crashed against the side of the boat and water splashed into it. She was scared and didn't know if she could continue on but she realized the only way she could survive was to keep going and she did just that for two and a half years. Tanya continued her voyage through the Great Barrier Reef Past Australia than up through the Indian Ocean the Mediterranean and finally through the Atlantic Ocean until she returned home to New York Tanya became the first woman in a very young when at that to circle the entire world on a sailboat. When the news found out about her trip people all over the world were talking about her amazing voyage. The president at the time Ronald Reagan sent her a message. Which said you set your energy in youth against an ancient challenge on the ageless sees and you triumphed twenty. Five years later a woman named Laura. Dekker wanted to break. Tania's record and be the youngest woman to circle the globe by boat. She was sixteen years old at the time Laura was born in New Zealand during a seven year sailing trip by her parents. That's right she was born during a sailing trip. The decker family was Dutch which means they were from the Netherlands. Laura spent the first five years of her life at sea and continued sailing with her father afterward. She received her first boat on her sixth birthday. And named it the Guppy. At this time she also learned how to sail the boat on her own. She would often sale by herself with her father following nearby while windsurfing when Laura was eight she received a book for her birthday called the maiden voyage written by Tanya. Happy who we learned about earlier in the story her adventures Got Laura. Thinking about making the same long trip around the earth. During the following years Laura continued to practice. She went on smaller ships by herself and continue to improve her skills see until she felt ready to circumnavigate the globe. This means to go entirely around the earth in two thousand and ten Laura finally set off. She faced many issues with the law which said she shouldn't be able to do it by herself. Many people in her country believed it wasn't safe and she shouldn't do it alone but finally she was given permission to go. She left Gibraltar in August. Two thousand ten then made a few stops until she arrived in the Canary Islands. There she waited for a hurricane to pass then she continued to cross the Atlantic Saint Martins and other islands in the Caribbean during her trip unlike Tanya. She had a gps so her parents and others were able to follow exactly where she was during her voyage. She was also much better prepared than Tanya to make the trip from the Caribbean. She then passed through the Panama Canal then the Galapagos Islands and Tonga Fiji the non to Australia next she passed the Cape of Good Hope in Africa then finally completed trip at Saint Martin. She had traveled sixty four hundred miles in one hundred twenty three days at the age of sixteen during the voyage. Laura wrote about her experiences and the news followed. What she was doing. A movie has been made about her experience called maiden trip and she wrote a book called one girl one dream. It's pretty amazing. What people can accomplish

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Who Was First on Earth?

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

04:35 min | 2 years ago

Who Was First on Earth?

"Today are mysterious past the first the people on Earth. Where did they come from? Leonardo Davinci. Tesla is dying these three in one hundred others over the centuries all with ideas. You were ahead of their time. Where did these ideas come from? Metal Staples at held Mexico's Ancient Pyramids together yet. Local indigenous business people had no knowledge of metallurgy. The NASCA wells relied on air pressure to bring water up from underground rivers and the unexplained tunnels on on the two thousand five hundred mile. Inca road that are carved through solid stone. How did that happen? How were these deeds? Possible where to disadvantage. What's knowledge come from could survivors of a long extinct species of Homo Sapiens have somehow passed on the tiniest spark of knowledge through DNA? What a silly question indeed based on science I guess not so silly before you dismiss this premise? Completely let's take a look at the evolution universe. Science would agree that the planet earth is about four point five billion years old to put that number two perspective consider that a billion is a thousand million and a million is a thousand thousands for no less than a century. It has been believed that the earliest earth was covered with the see of vocally magma however evidence of this of the rocks have either eroded with time or stay down underground inaccessible enter Zircon crystals. Not the man made versions but tiny crystals pulled from the Jack Hills of central Australia. The oldest of which have revealed that during the first five hundred million years so the planet earth was not covered with the see of magma indeed that it was cold enough for the formations of continents were above sea level. What is revolutionary is these ancient crystals have revealed that early earth and some aspects? Wasn't that different from today. These science-based facts are less than a decade old. That already gaining aning the respect of mainstream science in one four point one billion year old crystal carbon was found suggesting that life existed justed on earth. Three hundred million years earlier than scientists previously thought. Twenty years ago this would have been heretical. This carbon resembles modern carbon. Though this all adds up to the conclusion that early Earth was more hospitable to life than science thought and begs the question could could the environment of early Earth supported. Humans could earth's I people have crawled out of an ancient ocean. The primordial soup so to speak and evolved over the next two hundred thousand years if we run with that rough figure man and is developed brain may have been walking walking around over a billion years ago not two hundred thousand. But where's the evidence of a civilization that all the answer is. Where's I the evidence of anything? Over one billion years old science degree so there have been five periods of mass extinction. Four hundred forty four million years ago. When eighty six percent of all species became extinct? Three hundred seventy five million years ago. When seventy five percent of all species became extinct and in two hundred million years ago with the loss of eighty percent and finally sixty six million years ago when seventy six percent fell to extinction keep keep in mind that the tortoise of the Galapagos has evolved over twelve million years each of the known periods of mass extinction did not eliminate all all the species and some fossils remain science agrees that there certainly could have been far earlier periods of mass extinction and extinction say over a billion years ago? One that would leave. No fossils. Time would take care of that. If Homo sapiens were among the victims uh-huh of an early earth extinction. Of course there would be no fossils. But what are the carbon found in Australia's ancient zircon crystals and what of the advanced knowledge displayed by South America's earliest indigenous people. Where did they come from? Your guess is as good as mine and only time time will tell

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600 gallons of oil spills off the Galápagos Islands

Doug Stephan

01:43 min | 2 years ago

600 gallons of oil spills off the Galápagos Islands

"Maybe you didn't hear about the oil spill took place off the Galapagos islands officials say crews responding to a six hundred gallon oil spill after barge overturned and this is near San Cristobal have you ever been there Jennifer San Cristobal be one of the beautiful areas and that's what gets people worked up about this the this is off the coast of Ecuador South America and the because these areas are so clean now is so when you compare I saw something as a yesterday I think it was yesterday looking at an article about how we're trying to stop pollution and at the you know how the LA river flows into the ocean here I laid there examples of that all all over the country you know of both sides and down the Gulf and so it's in the areas where the spill off runs into the ocean they have installed basically socks they have these huge is the water comes down and goes through three or four probably four four pipes on the other end of the pipe they've installed these huge socks they collect the debris that comes out of a river I had coffee filter yeah and I thought it was pretty practical actually I know I seven think about earlier it's with a lot of common sense involved in it in in capturing all these things that we're worried about rightfully so and that's the other thing walking around the taking daisy for a walk here this the neighborhood where I am which is a pretty well to do area I still am appalled by the amount of rubbish on the

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"galapagos" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"galapagos" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Lee the number you could you know two weeks after a deadly volcanic eruption rocked new Zealand's white island rescuers have called off their search for the last two people who went missing seventy year old Australian Winona Lankford and forty year old new Zealander hated Marshall inventor presume to been killed in the deadly eruption which claimed the lives of seventeen people the news comes about a week after police speculated that the remains of Lankford in Marshall in men could have been swept up by waves and taking up the C. Lankford had been visiting the island with her parents who died in the eruption and our brother who remains hospitalized Marshall in mid work as a tour guide on the island the clean off a cleanup effort is underway after hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the waters of Ecuador's Galapagos islands a crane collapsed as it was unloading containers of oil from a barge causing the ship to sink this past weekend staff from the Galapagos national park in the Ecuadorean navy immediately set up containment barriers in absorption cloths near the sunken vessel to prevent further contamination and harm to near surface creatures the islands are home to some of the most exotic wildlife on the planet listed as a UNESCO world heritage site reporter linsey Davis as local leaders are looking into the cause of the accident a YouTube and Instagram star known as ami and a hell cat a dam and clad exotic car enthusiast whose photos and videos showcasing his extreme wealth have garnered millions of views has now had millions in assets taken by the federal authorities federal officials have also been watching and following thirty three year old bill all market has schedule as the seas millions from his bank accounts as well as more than thirty cars including three Lamborghinis and a number of Rolex watches and jewelry got a schedule does admit to owing back taxes and says that is his TV streaming business gears TV re loaded that he believes is the real focus of the fed's attention for possible copyright violations he has not yet been charged with a crime George Amir's news ninety six point five W. D. BO and some of you out there or take it's a last minute trips to make it home for the holidays Orlando International Airport is offering up tips to make your travels easier as they expect to see more passengers than ever if you're bringing Christmas gifts with you I a says not to wrap them because they'll be subject to search by TSA agents and to make sure you get what you need to be on time they're asking you to.

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Barge With 600 Gallons of Diesel Sinks Off Galápagos Islands

Orlando's Morning News

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

Barge With 600 Gallons of Diesel Sinks Off Galápagos Islands

"Clean off a cleanup effort is underway after hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the waters of Ecuador's Galapagos islands a crane collapsed as it was unloading containers of oil from a barge causing the ship to sink this past weekend staff from the Galapagos national park in the Ecuadorean navy immediately set up containment barriers in absorption cloths near the sunken vessel to prevent further contamination and harm to near surface creatures the islands are home to some of the most exotic wildlife on the planet listed as a UNESCO world heritage site reporter linsey Davis as local leaders are looking into the cause of the

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"galapagos" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"galapagos" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"And every computer two weeks after a deadly volcanic eruption rock New Zealand's white island rescuers have called off their search for the last two people who went missing seventeen year old Australian Winona Lankford and forty year old new Zealander heated Marshall in mentor presumes have been killed in a deadly eruption which claimed the lives of seventeen people the news comes about a week after police speculate the remains of Lankford in Marshall in men could have been swept up by the waves and taken out to sea Lankford had been visiting the island with her parents who died in the eruption and her brother who remains hospitalized Marshall in men worked as a tour guide on the island a cleanup effort underway after hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the waters of Ecuador's Galapagos islands a crane collapse as it was unloading containers from an oil on a barge that because the ship to sink this past weekend staff from the Galapagos national park in the Ecuadorean navy immediately set up containment barriers in absorption cloths near the sunken vessel to prevent further contamination and harm to near surface creatures the islands are home to some of the most exotic wildlife on the planet listed as a UNESCO world heritage site reporter linsey Davis as local leaders are looking into the cause of the accident a you tube Instagram star known as on me and a hell cat a diamond clad exotic car enthusiast whose photos and video showcases extreme wealth has garnered millions of views but now he's also had millions in assets taken by federal authorities federal officials have also been watching and following thirty three year old bill all market has schedule as the seas millions from his bank accounts as well as more than thirty cars including three Lamborghinis and a number of Rolex watches and jewelry got a schedule does admit to owing back taxes and says that is his TV streaming business gears TV re loaded that he believes is the real focus of the fed's attention for possible copyright violations he has not yet been charged with a crime George Amir's news ninety six point five W. D. BO.

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"galapagos" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:54 min | 2 years ago

"galapagos" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"I appeal the two cities that are the launching points for that you'll you'll be on a boat most of the time. They were there are three inhabited islands. What else can I tell you as very little cellphone coverage? So don't think you're gonna be a lot of selfish while you're there Spanish is spoken, US, dollars, accepted, because Ecuador uses the US dollar is their official currency as for making travel, arrangements, I would just do a search online and find somebody who specializes in the Galapagos islands. I mean, people phony shingle saying specialists Galapagos islands and don't know about it. And you can snorkel might be good to light wetsuit, but they'll tell you all that when you plan your trip. All right. So they were for that question. Number two today is from Jose who listens to us in Miami? He's asking active forty year old father with two boys thirteen and seven where would you recommend us to travel on a medium budget? Do you suggest a cruise resort or where well Jose? A cruise certainly an option. I probably suggest you look at carnival, maybe Princess otheir, also so many terrific resorts for kids out there, but all depends on the time of year that you're gonna go, I am going to assume that you wanna go when school's out. And a place that we truly loved. I mean, Mary, and I both I could tell you with our boys. We took them there during the summer months. It was up Banff up in Canada between the Fairmont resort there truly. Am standing nearby Lake Louise, all the glaciers in Jasper national park you'll have constant things to do it. Biking hiking, canoeing, great restaurants. Say before Mary you comment on this. If you fly into Calgary and drive up to stop off at the home of the nineteen eighty eight Olympics and do the luge down that skyline track that they have, which was a lot of fun to go back to the medium budget part of that question. And I'm going to recommend Montana. This is a state that we all love our boys. Love this state. They have access to nine national parks in Montana, glacier, national park, of course as well known. But there's fishing there's hiking, excuse me, all kinds of great outdoor activities. And of course, there's Yellowstone and lots of battlefields. So really great state. Very good state for pricing value and activities, and I would also recommend not so sure medium budget wise, although if you get good flights Iceland, I would suggest Iceland, our voice left. Well, let's not to left snowmobiling, glaciers waterfalls, hiking Lafayette's typing here. Also for Elaine, and some tour operators. I see for Galapagos tack offer. Something. Also collect the two that we know and actually Princess Di's, overland tours, which take you off the ship for a few days ago. So there's there's some options of that right now. I'm going to suggest to you. Please keep sending us in your travel questions. Your comments, your stories whatever it may be here. Say it all the time and we mean it. I can reach us at our world travel on Facebook, Twitter, or Lincoln or contact us. They are the.

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