Galapagos Islands A Brochure of the island by Vanessa RObles

Information

The Galapagos Islands are found in the Eastern part of the Pacific Ocean. The closest land mass to the Islands is Ecuador. The way to get to the islands is to get a way to get to Ecuador and then take a boat ride to Galapagos. It's about $190 per person to get there. You can stay in the many hotels on the islands which can range from $200-$400. While you're there you can visit the many islands and beaches, you can actually visit Charles Darwin's research center.

Photos of Galapagos Islands Featuring a Galapagos Tortoise

Plants

The Galapagos Flora is in wide variety on the islands
Passion Flower on the Galapagos Island
Some of the other plants on the Islands

Animals

A Galapagos Tortoise eating some berries
Marine Iguana chilling on a rock
Many other animals on the island

History

The islands were discovered in 1535 by Father Tomas Berlanga, who the bishop of Panama who was sailing to Peru before getting off course. It was rare for people to go to the island, the only people who really landed there were pirates looking for refuge. There's a possibility that the islands were discovered 60 earlier by an Inca King, Tupac Yupanqui. Soon people from England started to come to Galapagos Islands to take the tortoises. Charles Darwin visited the islands in 1935, he noticed that the tortoises were disappearing and hundreds of people were already living there. He stayed there studying the animal life and plants.

Food Chain

Maps

Multiple maps of the Galapagos Islands

Sources

https://www.quasarex.com/galapagos/animals-and-wildlife#reptiles... https://www.galapagos.org/about_galapagos/about-galapagos/history/species-arrival-and-evolution/ ... http://www.geo.cornell.edu/geology/GalapagosWWW/Discovery.html...

Credits:

Created with images by D-Stanley - "Neds Beach" • p.j.k. - "Galápagos tortoise" • PublicDomainPictures - "sunset ocean pacific" • kthypryn - "Galapagos Islands shimmering water" • Arnie Papp - "Galapagos Islands IMG_9645" • A.Davey - "Goat's Head" • ty.refsland - "Passion flower (Passiflora foetida)" • skylark - "crab animal aquatic" • Arnie Papp - "Galapagos Islands IMG_0141" • Apouf - "great frigate bird red breast" • Andy Morffew - "Galapagos Dove" • Derek Keats - "School of yellow snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris), Galapagos Islands, Ecuador" • Michael R Perry - "P1000168" • A.Davey - "Map of the Galapagos Archipelago (Best Viewed in "Original" Size)" • Michael R Perry - "P1000167" • Michael R Perry - "P1000184"

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