Hi! I'm Charles Darwin, some know me as the 'father' of evolution. Welcome to the Galapagos Islands!
The Galapagos Islands were untouched by humans for thousands of years. This allowed species to grow without being disturbed.
I spent 36 days here, and you won't believe the observations I made.
Lizards, for example, began to swim into the water and feed off of the algae off the rocks. They're able to do this because they're not being preyed upon.
Animals learned to adapt and evolve ADAPTATION-Inherited characteristics that increase an organisms chances for survival (genetic) EVOLUTION-The process of change over time
-Darwin found fossils of past animals that were similar -Geography plays a key role in animal development; similar species developed various adaptations depending on the food sources in the environment
I made some of my greatest observations I made through the anatomy of the pieces I studied. Most animal species had similar skeletal structures. Although animals had same bones, some went unused or were used for different functions
Although animals had same bones, some went unused or were used for different functions
I made some of my greatest observations I made through the anatomy of the pieces I studied.
Most animal species had similar skeletal structures.
Animals evolved over millions of years, natural selection, adaptation, and reproduction played important rolls in the development of the species we know today.