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Galapagos Islands! The galapagos marine iguana is the only lizard to swim in the ocean. Animal Life on the Islands They have unusual animals there like 4 foot long lizards and 500 pound tortoises. The animals that lived on the islands before people, swam in or flew in. These animals were two species of bats several species of rats, and sea lions and fur seals 17% of the fish there are “endemic”to galapagos. In the galapagos lived the only surviving giant pinta tortoise, whose name was Lonesome George, before he recently died. Charles Darwin Charles Darwin discovered that it was possible to distinguish which island a tortoise came from by the shape of their shell These islands became famous around the world after Charles Darwin published his book, “The Origin of Species” in 1859
Darwin studied the many finches of these islands, and he noted that they were all similar to each other. Charles Darwin was the person who discovered evolution. Facts About Galapagos Annual rainfall in the lower regions is 2-4in Tourism Charles Darwin traveled to the island aboard the H.M.S. Beagle boat. These islands cover an area of 3,029 square miles
Throughout the islands there are many volcanic peaks.
The island of Bartholome, Pinnacle Rock is a favorite nesting place for penguins.
There are almost no tall trees or other plants because there is not much deep soil for the roots to grow.
The pear cactus is one exception for tall plants because it grows up to 30 feet!
Because of the land originating of volcanoes, the island Bartholome is made up of basaltic lava. Video: The Island of Fernandina With fascinating animals, visitors can get a great look at some of the worlds rarest species The Islands are very open to visitors Tourists have direct access to the wild life of Galapagos The waters of Galapagos are filled with exotic animals
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