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.
The Galapagos Islands
On December 27, 1831, the HMS Beagle launched its voyage from U.K. with Darwin in tow.
Darwin discovered that Galapagos finches have thirteen different kinds of beaks.
Individuals within a population vary in their traits; some of these traits are heritable.
By Mickel Ross