Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

In Galapagos Islands near the coast of Ecuador, at first time was understood the evolution. Charles Darwin (famous scientist) visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835. He spent  five weeks watching and collecting plant and animal species.

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In this small area, he found a wide variety of life forms. After investigating their adaptation to local conditions, formulated the theory of evolution. Finally, in 1859 was released his book, “The emergence of species by natural selection.” It still remains as one of the most important books ever written. In the islands there are no predators, but there is still a huge variety of wildlife that inspired Darwin. Human interference is also minimized, because the animals, the birds, it seems, does not pay attention to the visitors.

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Each species has evolved, adapting to different local conditions. For example, blue-footed booby who lives on the island of North Seymour feed closer to shore, and the Red-footed booby living in the more remote islands, such as the Genovese, eats quite a distance from the sea. These two birds are excellent allied species adapted to their environment, for instance.

Well-known Galapagos animal – elephant turtle, which can be seen awkwardly walking around Santa Cruz, the second largest island of the archipelago, highs. Some turtles are so old that maybe them young, watched Darwin himself.

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A visit to the Galapagos you constantly arise many unique memories of episodes from the life: remember swimming underwater with sea lions, who dives and plays right next to you, and without let-up jumping into the water and out of for a long time when you’re already dead, getting off the shore, a multitude of marine iguanas crawling a rock, blue-footed swoop propose ritual, just a few feet from you small sharks tapping into the legs while wading by shore, Sea turtle majestically walking on coral reef edge, and most awesome picture – barramundi whale litter severely breathing out the air.

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