In December 1831, Charles Darwin set sail on a British naval ship called, the HMS Beagle.
Hello, I am Charles Darwin I am 22 years old. I want to learn as much as I can about living animals.
In the Galapagos islands there are lots of plants and animals that are similar to organisms that are on the mainland. One of these was a bird called cormorants. This bird lived on both mainland and on the Galapagos island. Even though they are the same species of birds they have lots of differences. The cormorant that live on the mainland can fly, but mean while on the islands the same birds are unable to fly. This is just one of the many species of birds he found that were different.