The Galapagos Islands are located west of Ecuador very close to the Equator. The islands have a population of approximately 25,000 and comprise 18 separate islands. The islands have a tropical climate with significant rainfall. The Galapagos have a very important part in History for it is on these islands where Charles Darwin began developing his theories regarding natural selection and evolution. With the incredible numbers of different species, it provided Darwin with a tremendous laboratory for investigation.
There is one must see within the Galapagos Islands. There is a lagoon which peeks out from Rocas Baimbridgen. The lagoon referred to as the Galapagos Lagoon is a stunning group of coral and rock formations encircling a pool of clear blue waters.
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