Galapagos Islands are volcanic island, present around the equator in Pacific Ocean. They are situated in west of Ecuador, at the distance of 972 Km. Galapagos islands are famous for the verities of finch, which are studied by the great scientist Charles Darwin. Here we are mentioning some interesting facts about these islands.
These islands are part of Ecuador in Pacific Ocean. Galapagos Islands consist of six large and many small islands, which are formed due to volcanic activity in the area.
2: Life diversity
Galapagos Islands are known for diversity of animals, plants and sea creatures. These islands are home for six species of tortoise and two species of lizards. Moreover, 85 bird species including penguins are also residents of these islands.
Beaches of islands get rainfall in sufficient amount and provide a reason to mangroves to grow. Inside the islands there is little rainfall, which supports only thorn trees, cactus and other similar plants.
4: Galapagos Zones
Galapagos Islands are divides into three zones. A) Central and Southern Islands, which are house of a large number of fish species. B) Northern Island, here water is warmest C) Western Islands, in this part water is coolest.
5: Marine Reserve
Galapagos Islands are considered as second largest marine reserve, as it supports a large verity of fish, crabs and other sea animals and most of them are endemic.