News detective: A Galapagos journey


During a 3-month adventure through Central and South America, Bryn Nelson encountered a variety of exotic animals, including this friendly mealy parrot.

Courtesy of Bryn Nelson

Aboard a boat named the Letty, I traveled more than 500 miles (about 800 km) through the Galápagos Islands and crossed the equator four times. During the trip, I kept a journal so I'd remember all the weird and wonderful wildlife I was seeing along the way. On several nights, I read a description of the same islands ba...

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