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Feb

Juan Fernández Islands: Isla Santa Clara Sin Conejos

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February 23, 2015

The tarantula endemic to Isla Santa Clara and Isla Robinson Crusoe.

The tarantula endemic to Isla Santa Clara and Isla Robinson
Crusoe. They are about 2 inches long.

It turned out that the huge tarantula on the floor of the cabin on Isla Santa Clara was actually a very special endemic species, found only on two islands in the world. It could have been more massive, as far as tarantulas go, but at about 2 inches long, it was huge enough for my taste, especially since I would be sleeping Read more…

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Feb

Juan Fernández Islands: Of Fences and Fardelas

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February 2, 2015

Jessie Beck checking Pink-footed Shearwater burrows with an infra-red camera.

Jessie Beck checking Pink-footed Shearwater burrows with a wireless infra-red camera called Pukamanu.

I clamber up a steep slope of crumbly rock, sculpted over centuries by the wind into fantastic mini spires and castles. We are in the rain shadow section of Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile, and the landscape is a desert, with barren white and brown rock and hardly a plant in sight. Every few feet a tunnel disappears into Read more…