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Galapagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands scattered around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 604 miles, (972 km) west of continental Ecuador. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its variety of wildlife.

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What book did Darwin read that influenced his ideas when he sailed on the Beagle who was the author?

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Darwin read "Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell during his voyage on the Beagle. This book influenced Darwin's thinking on the gradual change of landscapes over time, which later contributed to his theory of evolution by natural selection.

Is craggy island real?

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Craggy Island is a fictional location from the TV show "Father Ted." It was created for the show and does not exist in reality.

What is reigon?

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A region is an area defined by certain characteristics such as geographical boundaries, cultural traits, or political divisions. It can encompass a variety of features, including physical geography, language, customs, and administrative divisions. Regions are often used to categorize and study different areas based on common attributes.

What is the language in the galapagos islands?

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The official language of the Galapagos Islands is Spanish. However, due to the tourism industry and the presence of English-speaking visitors, English is also spoken and understood in many places on the islands.

What language is spoken at galapagos island?

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The official language spoken on the Galapagos Islands is Spanish. However, due to the diverse mix of residents and tourists from around the world, you may also hear other languages such as English, German, French, and Italian.

What do people living on the galapagos islands speak?

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The official language spoken on the Galapagos Islands is Spanish. However, due to the multinational nature of the tourism industry and the presence of residents from various countries, English is also widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. Additionally, there are some indigenous languages spoken by small communities, such as Shuar and Quechua.

What is the oldest galapagos island?

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Galapagos is made up of 13 large islands, 6 small islands, and more than 107 rocks and islets, spread out among a distance of 224km (140 miles) from North to South, and 1000 km (620 mi) from East to West. The smallest inhabited island is Floreana.

What is the Spanish name for the galapagos islands?

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The Galapagos Islands are also known as the "Enchanted Islands" or by their original name: Archipielago de Colon.

What type of evolution do the Galapagos finches represent?

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All of them. They came from an original finch and then they evolved to survive on whichever island they were on.

How did tortoises get to the Galapagos Islands?

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These special Birds called "Darwin's or Galapagos Finches" have special adaptations to various habitats were important evidence considered by Charles Darwin in formulating the theory of evolution; they are a striking example of adaptive radiation. They evolved because of their surroundings, the beaks their ancestors had couldn't function properly on the island.

Galapagos Islands is north or south of the equator?

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Both. They are directly on the Equator.

What did Darwin find out about the Darwin finches?

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He discovered that each finch in each diffrent island had a slightly diffrent beak adapted to its particular environment. For example, a fruit eater had a stout beak to pick berries off branches and a seed eater had a short, powerful bill for crushing seeds, etc. This contributed to his theory of evolution.

What are four organism found on the Galapagos islands?

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The Galapagos Islands are a diverse landscape that houses many different species. There are nearly 500 plant species on the islands. Some of them include cactus, lava cactus, passion flower, espino, and the cacaotillo plant.

Why is galapagos island endangered?

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The Galapagos fur seal is endangered because of food shortages caused by El nino. I'm not quite sure what that is but it has something to do with warm water currents. I suggest using Google to research the topic.

Why are galapagos tortoise endangered?

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The Galapagos archipelago, a remote group of Islands belonging to Ecuador, consists of many small volcanic islands and many of these have their own indigenous species of tortoises. For example, tortoises from Isabela Island are distinct to the tortoises from Santa Cruz. They are all 'giant' tortoises though. The rarest of all is the Pinta Island Tortoise, with only one known survivor, Lonesome George.

There are many threats to the Galapagos tortoises and three main ones are:

1) Indigenous populations and fishermen eating the tortoises.

2) Species that are non-native to the islands being introduced. This is especially true of goats and pigs which bred in huge numbers on the islands, destroying the food and environment vital for the native tortoises.

3) Tourism: there is a growth in eco-tourism to the Galapagos, many wanting to see the giant tortoises. Unfortunately this rapid growth in tourism can lead to grazing land being destroyed and wild torts becoming even scarcer.

Where is Galapagos island found?

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in your imagination

Is a galapagos penguin a reptile?

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Although penguins spend a lot of time in the sea, they are land animals. They live most of their lives away from the sea, raising their young.

How does a giant galapagos tortoise breathe?

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I'm not sure but I think the Galapagos tortoise breathes through its 2 lungs which are situated on their backs.

How were Darwin's finches different?

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The Darwin finches were the finches of which Darwin studied and analysed so that he could notice the natural selection process. He stuided finches on different islands, all with different beaks. This showed that by natural selection these finches had adapted and evolved into their own environments.

Are pinta island tortoise reptile?

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The habitat of the Pinta island tortoise is basically a place called the Pinta island

Is a Galapagos Tortoise a consumer or decomposer?

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The Galapagos Tortoise is a consumer as it eats food.