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Galapagos.

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:51 pm
by steve shearer
was talkng to a frenchmen who's been.

it gets North pac swell and is foundational in terms of our understanding of evolution. I'm thinking it would be better than school for curious kids.

anyone been?

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:27 pm
by alakaboo
One of my relos, very widely travelled, says it is the best place she's ever been.
Expensive and food is crap, apparently.

Lot of big sharks.

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:07 pm
by Beanpole
Stop it your making it sound too good.
Steve Australia isn't too bad in that regard either :-D-:

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:51 pm
by Yuke Hunt
Apparently they have ducks ... Galapagos Ducks.

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:04 pm
by Fuschia
Womble wrote:Apparently they have ducks ... Galapagos Ducks.
Only one Womble.
"Galapagos Duck"

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:56 pm
by Yuke Hunt
Trev wrote:
Womble wrote:Apparently they have ducks ... Galapagos Ducks.
Only one Womble.
"Galapagos Duck"
Theres a whole band of them Trev ... that be more than one son.
Me old mate ... the late great John "Sango" Sangster flew with them from time to time.
Smoking reefers in the twat lounge.

Many years ago John came around to our place for a sunday BBQ, polished of enough vodka to kill a Russian army and went nigh-night on the sofa.
On monday morning we let him sleep and headed of to work. I returned home at lunchtime for a couple of hot ones (as you did) and found our Sango encamped under a large tree in the back yard, sitting peacefully on the outdoor furniture, composing music, a growing pile of wine bottles beside him. "Oh there you are lad" he said on my return, "by the way, I've found your stash, Brewongil" he added, indicating the lovingly syphoned empties strewn on the lawn. John ended up staying for three days, coincidentally precisely the same amount of time it took to empty the wine cellar. He was a fabulous talented eccentric delight. Vale Sango.

Back to the ducks then.

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:06 pm
by Fuschia
Womble wrote:
Trev wrote:
Womble wrote:Apparently they have ducks ... Galapagos Ducks.
Only one Womble.
"Galapagos Duck"
Theres a whole band of them Trev ... that be more than one son.
I know that. However the band is known collectively as Galapagos Duck. :-)(
Geez it's hard when you have to explain a joke.
Bloody cockroaches. :-o
Here they are in Otway's backyard.
http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j ... 1936,d.dGI

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:58 am
by Yuke Hunt
Trev wrote: Geez it's hard when you have to explain a joke.
You're not wrong there ... :roll:

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:36 pm
by Donweather
Matticus Finch wrote:Let's not forget the Boobies.
Galapagos Boobies?

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:14 pm
by otway1949
Trev wrote:
Womble wrote:
Trev wrote:
Womble wrote:Apparently they have ducks ... Galapagos Ducks.
Only one Womble.
"Galapagos Duck"
Theres a whole band of them Trev ... that be more than one son.
Bloody cockroaches. :-o
Here they are in Otway's backyard.
http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j ... 1936,d.dGI
Ducks eat cockroaches without the fatality of digesting cane toads, yes the Duck were here, grammatically appalling but correct as I assume in this case it's a collective noun.
I don't know about singularities applying to Wombles either. Quote; " the Wombles of Wimbleton are we!" :-)(

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:19 pm
by Fuschia
C'mon M-F. You know that's not what we were expecting. :(

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:27 pm
by alakaboo
otway1949 wrote:Ducks eat cockroaches without the fatality of digesting cane toads
Our wildlife is evolving.
Blue tongue lizards in some parts of the country have greater natural resistance to cane toad toxin due to eating Mother of Millions, which has a similar toxin.
Red-bellied black snakes have evolved smaller skulls in places where there are cane toads.
Magpies can flip them over and eat everything except the poison glands and the liver. I've seen a mum teaching the fledgelings.
Native frogs are still in big trouble.

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:30 pm
by Fuschia
alakaboo wrote:
otway1949 wrote:Ducks eat cockroaches without the fatality of digesting cane toads
Our wildlife is evolving.
Blue tongue lizards in some parts of the country have greater natural resistance to cane toad toxin due to eating Mother of Millions, which has a similar toxin.
Red-bellied black snakes have evolved smaller skulls in places where there are cane toads.
Magpies can flip them over and eat everything except the poison glands and the liver. I've seen a mum teaching the fledgelings.
Native frogs are still in big trouble.
I knew about the magpies.
BTW. We're inundated with cane toads around here.
AND we have a vigorous population of mature green frogs.

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:56 pm
by alakaboo
Well you made me check that last one..and it looks like the science has changed on that front.

Turns out that Green Tree Frog tadpoles greatly reduce the effectiveness of toadpole development, i.e. they outcompete them.
Also, because the toads are toxic to a lot of things that eat frogs (i.e. toads are basically boobytrapped frogs...had to get the word booby in there somehow), some frog numbers are actually increasing

And the toads have certainly come back in the last couple of wetter summers.

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:40 pm
by ctd
The duck on the left is saying 'why the fcuk did I agree to cosplay, I look fcuking ridiculous'

The one on the right is saying 'if you act like its normal things will be fine. Just relax man'

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:53 pm
by Beerfan
alakaboo wrote:Well you made me check that last one..and it looks like the science has changed on that front.

Turns out that Green Tree Frog tadpoles greatly reduce the effectiveness of toadpole development, i.e. they outcompete them.
Also, because the toads are toxic to a lot of things that eat frogs (i.e. toads are basically boobytrapped frogs...had to get the word booby in there somehow), some frog numbers are actually increasing

And the toads have certainly come back in the last couple of wetter summers.

This is all good reason to bomb the fkkukk out of qld. Nothing left alive. Sure, we might lose millions of Australians, but the country would be improved beyond a doubt.

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:24 am
by Natho
Anyone rooted one of those big old Galapagos turtles?
I wonder what it would be like to root one of those big old lazy phukkez?. Pretty easy I would think.

Re: Galapagos.

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:51 pm
by Beanpole
Laird has surfed there. Saw it in a Surfing Mag once.