Galapagos Islands

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With many Live Oak Wildlife Removal occurring regarding the archipelago of the Galapagos Islands, it is getting easier for people to see and enjoy. This remote archipelago is home to a huge collection of famous wildlife known throughout the world.

Together with the concept of evolution through natural selection that Darwin developed, it is an integral scientific theory, and without conservation methods we can lose these creatures that are why we know a whole lot of what we do about how we evolved. The following are a couple of the islands’ more common inhabitants, resident on the island year round and always happy to give a photo opportunity for visiting tourists.

Galapagos Fur Seal

This species of Fur Seal is the smallest and most terrestrial of all fur seals and lives on a diet of squid, fish and octopus, with predators which include Killer Whales and sharks. The Fur Seals can usually be found in color on steep, rugged and rocky ground, spending only around 70% of the life in the water.

In reality, the Fur Seal is essentially a sea lion species with the Galapagos one even smaller than the family members. The creatures are generally smaller in size with a wider and shorter head than Sea Lions and are a dark brown to light grey color.

Sadly, the early 1980s saw the event of El Nio and this decreased the amount of Galapagos fur seals greatly – there are currently around 40,000. 20 years in the normal life span.

Finches

The islands are home to 13 species of finch which all have beaks of different size and shape. Interbreeding of the birds from various islands isn’t possible due to the distances and thus the populations on the various islands are unique. They also have different diets, finches with big sturdy beaks tend to eat nuts and finches with thin sharp beaks have a tendency to eat insects.

Many people believe these finches were collected by Darwin and were an integral part of how he developed the evolution theory that most of us know. ‘Adaptive radiation’ is what this evolutionary process was dubbed by Darwin, and this development continued until there were different species of finch.


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