The Galapagos Islands are located about 600 miles west of the Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands were discovered in March 10,1535 ,but humans didn 't actually live there till the mid 1800s because of harsh terrain and climate. Fray Tomas de Berlanga is usually credited with the discovery of the islands when he accidently stumbled upon them while sailing from panama to peru. In 1570 a mapmaker named Abraham Ortelius mapped the The Galapagos Islands and called them ‘Las Isolas de Galapagos’ which means islands of the tortoises.(The Islands Of Evolution) The Galapagos Island were formed as a result of volcanic activity.The galapagos stationary hotspot formed a chain of volcanoes which then created the island. They are 1...
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...because i was not aware of the fascinating details. In my opinion i like the movie a lot and found it to be very fascinating. My favorite part was about how the world renowned Charles Darwin pieced together his famous theory of evolution on these islands. I found the movie to be very enjoyable and didn 't dislike anything.
In Conclusion, The Galapagos islands are to great importance to the world and everyone because it offers so much biological diversity. This result in many studies can be carried out and so much can be learned. WIth the only threat in its presence is humans themselves and we can easily preserve these animals with minor and simple changes.The Galapagos Island are a dream and haven to tourist and researchers everywhere it should be kept this way and preserved for many new generation of humans to experience and new generations of wildlife to flourish.
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