And its future, a challenge for Rapa Nui
In August of 2016, we came to Rapa Nui and, with the local expert Pedro Lazo, visited the colony of Tavakes at Rano Raraku. We carefully went into the legendary crater, where we could see more than 20 active nests, most of them with adults incubating their eggs and a few with chicks ready to fly and leave the nest. Good news: the birds are reproducing! However, we returned two months later to a scene of desolation. There was no trace of adults or chicks. Suddenly, the nesting season had come to an end. What happened?
In the sand of Rapa Nui there are animals so small that they can hardly be seen with the bare eye. You need a microscope to see them. These animals live in the small spaces between sand grains.
PUREThe Endangered Sea Snailby Ernesto Díaz CabreraEstudiante Doctorado en Ciencias, mención Ecología y Biología Evolutiva de la Universidad de ChileDoctoral candidate in Science of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of ChilePure is a sea snail which has...
Magnetism on Rapa NuiAmong the sites most visited for their supposed magnetism are the large oval rock called Te Pito Kura and a section of the road to Anakena, about half a kilometer from the beach. Illusion or reality? What do the scientists say?by Cristian Moreno...