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ガラパゴス諸島(Galápagos Islands)

Daphne Major
Galapagos Islands (NASA, International Space Station, 11/11/13)
Wildlife Paradise
Giant Galapogean Prickly Pear (Opuntia echios var. gigantea) on Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Tortoise at Chester Zoo
Puerto Ayora at Night
View from South Plaza Island
The Dragons of Galápagos
Magnificent Frigate Bird
2014 - San Diego Zoo - Shelled - #6
The swimming lizard
San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
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Española_2018 05 24_4424
Sand Cover Sea Lion
Galapagos Islands-133
Marine Iguana Resting With Water Reflection
Española_2018 05 24_2625
Española_2018 05 24_4418
Red Sally lightfoot crab - Islas Plazas - Galapagos Islands
San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

国名:ec Ecuador

登録年:1978年

登録基準:(vii),(viii),(ix),(x)
Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species. Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflects the processes that formed the islands. These processes, together with the extreme isolation of the islands, led to the development of unusual animal life – such as the land iguana, the giant tortoise and the many types of finch – that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit in 1835.

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