Josh w and Elliot Galapagos islands

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a ‘melting pot’ of mari

The Iguana a scaly reptile

Galapagos crab ,very colourful

seal looking to the heavens above

Giant turtle, Darwin's favourite

the beautiful sunset of the Galapogos islands

The Galapagos Islands have a low biodiversity (that is, few species), because the islands are 600 miles from the nearest land and this huge expanse of inhospitable ocean in-between makes it very difficult for new kinds of plants and animals to reach the islands. Marine organisms, such as green sea turtles and corals, probably came on their own, swimming, or as floating larvae. Sea birds are all strong flyers that frequently make long journeys across the open sea. But most of the Galapagos life forms reached the islands by accident, and all had a long sea voyage. During that trip, both plants and animals were exposed to saltwater, drying winds, and intense sunlight. They had no fresh water or food. Galapagos reptiles are also more likely than land birds or mammals to be able to survive under these conditions. As a result, animals of the Galapagos Islands are species whose ancestors were already well suited for its harsh environments. Compared to elsewhere in the tropics there are few birds or Galapagos mammals, and many important groups are missing.

Charles Darwin once ate a Owl.

He was curious about science and nature

If he saw a strange animal he would often think of what they taste like

Whilst a Cambridge university he joined a gourmet club and meet up once a week to eat animals not often found on menus, however it all broke down when Darwin tried an old brown Owl

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