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Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia welcomed the nation’s first home-born Galapagos tortoise on March 19, 2011.

Now, at more than a month old, the hatchling is a mere three inches long and weighs just three ounces.

Galapagos tortoises are known for their massive size. Males can grow up to six feet long from head to tail and weigh more than 500 pounds. It takes between 20 and 25 years for the species to reach full size and sexual maturity. Adult tortoises have been known to live more than 150 years, according to the San Diego Zoo.

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H2Ho: Scuba dive with Penguins in the Galapagos Islands

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18 feb 2011 Punta Vicente Roca off of Isabella Island. On the way back to the main island we repeated some dives we did on the way out. After crossing the equator again we found Punta Vicente Roca. This was the most unusual site so far. The water was much cooler, more current and surge…

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Punta Vicente Roca off of Isabella Island

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galapagos Darwin island

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galapagos Darwin island

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H2Ho: 15 feb 2011 Wolf Island

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Wolf Island

On the second dive we saw everything we saw on the first dive and more. Giant spotted eagle ray, hammer heads galore, turtles galore, eels every where, turtles by the dozen. During the safety stop Susan and I saw a Galapagos shark under the boat. Oh and sea lions! Swimming and interacting…

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Galapagos Sky at Darwin

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H2Ho: Enter through the gift shop

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Shiny marble floors and duty free gift shops means international travel!

I’m getting ready to take off to the Galapagos on a trip for Reef & Rainforest. Ecoventura is our tour operator. Santiago owns it and part of the diving yacht I’ll be on. (m/v Galapagos Sky) they make checking in at the…

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