Lonesome George has passed away. He was the last of his sub-species, the Galapagos Tortoise. Sorry we failed you buddy.
Can we please have a moment of silence for Lonesome George and the fact A FRIKEN SUB-SPECIES has become extinct. Also, a moment to reflect on all the other species/sub-species that have become extinct.
This is one of the most thoroughly saddening things I’ve seen in a while. I got a bit weepy last night when I found out about him.
While it looks like the planet’s surface is covered mostly in water, the fact is there is very little water on this planet when you compare it to the size of the planet as a whole. The USGS created this image to give us a little perspective.
USGS states, “About 70 percent of the…