Winner of the National Science Foundations’s Science 360 Best Science Podcast Award, 2014.
The Galapagos islands are famous for their association with Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution by natural selection.
But the islands also have species who live there, but did not evolve there; Blue-Footed Boobies for example. Interestingly, they might be relying on more deep-seated and complex survival strategies.
The driving goal of life is to reproduce. But that doesn’t work if you don’t survive. Over billions of years, life has adapted so many weird and wonderful strategies to cope with hard times, and Doctor David Anderson, professor of Biology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem believes the Boobies kind of waiting for financial stabilitie before having children… Sort of…
First aired August 8, 2014