Jan 8, 2009

Species Discovery Continues! : Iguana Rosada

The Galapagos Islands continue to amaze and astound. In 1835, when naturalist and all-around -FUPPETS- hero, Charles Darwin, visited the Galapagos islands, he did not get to travel to all of the many tiny islands in the volcanic chain. He missed a very interesting reptile.
In 1986 these Iguanas were spotted by Park Rangers, who ignored them, thinking their stripes were just stains.

In a study published this week in the Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences, scientists from Italy and Ecuador say blood and genetic tests on 36 pink iguanas found in an area Darwin never explored documented a new species, the IGUANA ROSADA. ("Rosada" means pink-colored in Spanish.) - ( Gabrielle Gentile - AP News)

Here is a story from CBCNews in Canada. Pink Iguanas! The world is a magnificent place capable of endless wonder and discovery. All you have to do is open your eyes and ears and shut the fuck up for a minute! People have been visiting the Galapagos Islands for over 250 years now, and no one bothered to take notice of the giant pink iguanas. Imagine the amount of bad-ass shit you regularly overlook in your day-to-day life!

1 comment:

Zuri said...

The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land animals, plants) not seen anywhere else.

The majority of Galapagos Animals are unique in the world and can only be seen in this group of beautiful Islands.

Galapagos and Ecuador Guide