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Austin Peay State University offering 2014 study abroad trip to Galapagos Islands

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On an overcast afternoon in August, Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo, Austin Peay State University associate professor of Spanish, stood on a beach in the Galapagos Islands and watched ocean waves crash against black, volcanic rocks. A few feet away, a marine iguana prepared to go for a swim.

The creature was a bit larger than the lizards Di Paolo might find at home in Clarksville, but it was nothing compared to the giant, 800-pound tortoises he saw earlier that day.

Osvaldo Di Paolo and Marissa Chandler examine a rather large tortoise while in the Galapagos Islands.

Osvaldo Di Paolo and Marissa Chandler examine a rather large tortoise while in the Galapagos Islands.

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