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Lecture 5
The Evolution and Natural History of the Galapagos Islands



galapagos The Galapagos Islands, noted for Charles Darwin’s theory of ‘Evolution by Natural Selection’, is located 600 miles west of Ecuador. These active volcanic islands are teeming with incredible wildlife unique to the area such as iguanas, giant tortoises, frigate birds, albatross and unusual plants and sea life.

This presentation shows some of the birds and reptiles found on the islands and describes theories regarding the evolution and settlement of these species. In addition, it explains why buccaneers and sealers frequented the area and called them the ‘Enchanted Islands’.

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