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Charles Darwin & . The Galapagos Islands. Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin the famous naturalist sailed to the Galapagos Islands in the HMS Beagle in 1831. Thirty years later he published his Theory of Evolution , one of the most revolutionary ideas science has ever known.

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Charles darwin

Charles Darwin &

The Galapagos Islands


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Charles Darwin

  • Charles Darwin the famous naturalist sailed to the Galapagos Islands in the HMS Beagle in 1831.

  • Thirty years later he published his Theory of Evolution, one of the most revolutionary ideas science has ever known.


Charles darwin


Research on tortoise at galapagos
Research on tortoise at Galapagos from U.K. with Darwin in tow.

  • Adaptation in the carapace as per habitat.

  • Species living in habitat with food(grass) at low level had round carapace and short neck.

  • Those living in area with food(grass) at height had long neck and backed carapace.


Charles darwin

Research on Finches from U.K. with Darwin in tow.


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  • The size and shape of the finches’ beaks was due to their adaptation to a particular environmental niche.

  • Stated two theories from the observations.


The theory of evolution
The Theory of different kinds of beaks.Evolution

  •  A species is a population of organisms that interbreeds and has fertile offspring.

  • Living organisms have descended with modifications from species that lived before them.


Darwin and natural selection
Darwin and Natural Selection different kinds of beaks.

  • More organisms are produced than can survive because of limited resources.

  • Organisms struggle for the necessities of life; there is competition for resources.


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Charles darwin

  • More about of these traits are heritable.Galapagos Island

  • Ecuador Government established Charles Darwin’s Research Station at Galapagos.

  • The place is famous for Darwin’s name and the Giant Tortoise and the natural beauty.


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Thank you of these traits are heritable.

By Mickel Ross