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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Animal Behavior
Penguins
Galapagos Islands

Does the Galapagos penguin live in a pod or pack or herd?

The term pod refers to whales and dolphins, Pack refers to land predators, and herd to large herbivores. Penguins live in a colony where each pair of birds is self sufficient.

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How do Galapagos penguins raise their young?

The galapagos penguin keeps their chicks in the nest for sixty days, then make them move out.

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Where are the Galapagos islands?

The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean 1000 Km. (600 miles) west of the coast of Ecuador in South America. The Galapagos Islands are composed of 13 major Islands, 6 smaller ones and more than 40 islets.

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Galapagos Islands

What is the capital of Ascension Island?

The capital city of Ascension Island is Georgetown.

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The Difference Between
Red Dead Redemption

Is Kaspar Carr alive or dead?

kaspar carr is played by the guy who made the film.

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Charles Darwin
Evolution
Galapagos Islands

What group of islands of the coast inspired Darvin's Theory of Evolution?

Galapagos Islands.

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Charles Darwin

What species did Darwin observe on the Galapagos Islands?

Finches, amomg others...

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Charles Darwin
Galapagos Islands

Which islands inspired Charles Darwin to write his origin of the species?

The Gapagos Islands

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Animal Life
Galapagos Islands

What are the different animals you can find only in the Galapagos Islands?

Many different billed Finches, large terrestrial tortoises, and vegetarian marine iguananas.

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Charles Darwin
Galapagos Islands

What was Charles Darwin's first piece of evidence?

On his travels he found that many species of animals were similar, but different even though they were not in the same environment. I suggest you read On the Origin of Species or pick up a good book on Darwin. There are also books specifically about his time on the Beagle.

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Science
Landforms
Islands
Galapagos Islands

What is a group of island called?

Archipelago

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Bodies of Water
Oceans and Seas
Islands
Galapagos Islands

What is a group of closely scattered islands in a large body of water called?

The group could be called an archipelago.

An extended line (e.g. from volcanoes) would be an island chain.

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Reptiles
Turtles and Tortoises
Cactus Gardening
Galapagos Islands

Does the Galapagos giant tortoise eat the prickly pear cactus?

Yes. Yes it does.

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Charles Darwin
Galapagos Islands

Ship on which Darwin traveled?

The Beagle

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Statistics
Population
Galapagos Islands

What is the population of Wake Island?

There are no indigenous natives on Wake Island and the US military and civilian contractors maintaing the island is usually less than 200.

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When did Darwin reach the galapagos islands?

1835.

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Animal Life
Turtles and Tortoises
Galapagos Islands

What is the oldest living animal on Earth?

It is the Galapagos tortoise, known to live over 100 years, and possibly as long as 170 years.

See the link below, please:

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Galapagos Islands

What cardinal direction would you steer your boat to travel from Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos Islands lie approximately 1000 kms west of the mainland of Ecuador. So head West!

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Distances and Travel Times
Continents
Islands
Galapagos Islands

What continent is the island of St Maartin part of?

ummmm.... The island isn't really part of any continent, unless we get another big freeze and the seawater level drops REALLY low. But then, all of the Caribbean islands would be part of a greater American continent that would stretch from southernmost Agentiana to northernmost Canada.

here's a link showing maps of continental shelves around the world: http://www.edc.uri.edu/lme/clickable-map.htm

another reference (including how the island is divided between two nations):

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/stmartin.htm

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Galapagos Islands

How are finches in the Galápagos Islands a good example of adaptation?

they have adapted to be able to get different types of food. -apex
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Galapagos Islands

What was Tattoo's famous exclamation on Fantasy Island?

it was " De plane!De plane!" not the planes boss the plane.

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Islands
Justin Bieber
Galapagos Islands

Is Justin biebers dead or alive?

Alive,healthy,and happy, and not dead!

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Wasps and Hornets
Reptiles
Galapagos Islands

Why do reptiles hibernate?

Because they are cold blooded and when the weather gets to cold they cannot move quickly.

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Charles Darwin
Galapagos Islands

Why was Charles Darwin's journey to the Galapagos so important?

It wasnt inportant

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Population
Galapagos Islands

What is the Population of Malaga Island Maine?

No one lives on Malaga Island today.

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