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Historic birth for Galapagos tortoises


First giant tortoise hatchlings born in the wild in over 100 years found by conservationists in the Galapagos Islands.

Some of them might still remember it. Hunted down and eaten by whalers and pirates, their offspring preyed upon by invasive rodents, dogs, and pigs, the Galapagos Island giant tortoise had a rough couple of centuries, as their isolated Pacific island home came under wave after wave of attack from foreign invaders. One in particular, the Pinzón Island saddleback giant tortoise (Chelonoidis ephippium) found itself on the brink of extinction; by the 1960s, there were only approximately one hundred animals left in existence. Read more

February 7, 2019 |

Diver captures stunning images baby Lionfish


Underwater peacocks: Baby lionfish smaller than a thumbnail put on a luminous display as they flare out their colourful fins in stunning images captured at night.

  • Luminous fish captured at night 100 feet below sea level by diver who was ‘privileged’ to make discovery
  • Amazing images show tiny fish each just days old in the Atlantic ocean five miles from the coast of Florida
  • Lion fish flare their translucent fins out to show off a magnificent display of colours including blue and yellow
  • When lionfish grow up they are extremely venomous and are often found lurking in quiet areas of a reef

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February 6, 2019 |

Spike That Hot Chocolate!

With the cold temperatures of winter, we’re reaching for things to warm us up—parkas, blankets, even cocktails. And one of the greatest cold-weather drinks of all time is the classic hot chocolate. So why not make it even better by adding some booze?

Here are three of our favorite spiked hot chocolate recipes to share with you. Which one will you be making? Read more

January 30, 2019 |

Hot Buttered Rum Batter Cocktail

Rum might make you think of warm weather and sitting on a beach, but its also a clutch player in winter. And if you think hot toddies are the only game in town, then you clearly haven’t tried a Hot Butter Rum.

The Hot Butter Rum is a classic drink that is making a comeback. It combines everyone’s favorite baking spices with rum, all heated to perfection. Here is the ultimate recipe. Read more

January 30, 2019 |

Puppies, Diving and Island Paradise: A Winning Vacation combo

Source: by Marnie Hunter – CNN Travel

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (CNN) — Wriggling puppies dart here and there on blindingly bright sand against a backdrop of almost impossibly turquoise water. The combination is almost too much. Almost! Puppies and paradise. Pure bliss.
And it’s tourists who are walking these ambassadors of cuteness along Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, the Turks and Caicos’ gateway island and travel hub. These puppy “socialization walks” are designed for the dogs, but visitors seem to very much enjoy them too. Read more

January 28, 2019 |
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