Friday, March 11th, 2011, 12:15pm.
The President of Ecuador has cancelled all flights in and out of the Galapagos Islands today and has ordered all people there to seek higher ground. This order affects 17 students study on BU’s Tropical Ecology Program who were scheduled to leave the Galapagos today. The students are accompanied by the program director, Dr. Kelly Swing, along with faculty and staff members. We anticipate that the students will be able to leave tomorrow at the latest. The tsunami effect is expected to reach the Galapagos Islands some time this afternoon.