The Galapagos Islands and surrounding waters form the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve. Has vast number of endemic species that were studied by Charles Darwin.. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.
The islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 973 km (605 mi) off the west coast of South America. The closest land mass is that of mainland Ecuador, the country to which they belong.
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Blue footed Booby. Blue footed Booby is a marine bird.It has distinctive bright blue feet,which is a sexually selected trait.They have a wingspan of 1.5 meters. Half of all breeding pairs nest on the Galapagos.The female is slightly larger than the female.