Friday, March 02, 2007

Galapagos: set your TiVo

On March 18, the National Geographic Channel is premiering a three-part documentary on the Galapagos that looks like it should be excellent. The islands are an amazing place and I'm willing to bet that National Geographic does an incredible job with the show, so I would recommend tuning in for it. (The photo here is a Sally Lightfoot Crab - taken by yours truly)

Added bonus: check out
the show's website and enter to win a 10-day trip to the Galapagos!

UPDATE - 3/20/07: I watched the first two hours and was impressed with the footage and the information. Some of the narration is a bit schlocky, but I guess that can be forgiven. There is one piece that I found humorous in a way - when they speculate on "what might have happened" if Darwin had paid closer attention to the tortoises as if then he REALLY may have come up with some intereting ideas. Cause man, it's a shame that he didn't really notice those tortoises and had to settle for causing a major paradigm shift in modern science and influencing the future of biology, religion, and human culture. Just think what he could have done if he collected some tortoises. Seriously though - it's a well done series and you should definitely check it out if for no other reason than to ooh and aah at the visuals.

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