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Quick Facts About Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Galapagos Voyage

Charles Darwin Galapagos Expedition. In 1831 the H.M.S. Beagle sailed from England commanded by Robert Fitzroy.

The HMS Beagle expedition arrived to the Galapagos Island of San Cristobal on September 15th 1835.

The Beagle researched the Islands for about 5 weeks and Captain Robert Fitzroy developed a precise map of the Galapagos Islands that remained until 1942.

In the meantime, Charles Darwin made careful observations about both the geology and biology of the Galapagos Islands. Darwin was particularly struck by the differences between the wildlife of the different Islands.

The distribution of the animals of the Galapagos Islands would not be nearly so wonderful, if for instance, one Island has a mocking-thrush and a second Island some other quite distinct species...

But it is the circumstance that several of the Islands possess their own species of mocking-thrush, finches and numerous plants, these species having the same general habits, occupying analogous situations, and obviously filling the same place in the natural beauty of this Archipelago, that was something that amazed Charles Darwin Galapagos expedition.

Charles Darwin was 26 years old when he arrived on Galapagos San Cristobal Island. During his stay in the Galapagos he also visited the Islands of Floreana, Isabela, San Cristobal, and Santiago.

The same characteristics that struck during Charles Darwin Galapagos trip, strikes many visitors to date. It is the fact that the creatures that roam, fly and swim around these Islands often were so unique from those elsewhere.

Not only that many Galapagos species were distinct from those on the mainland, but that between Islands many species of similar features were so perfectly adapted for their environment.

Among those that struck Darwin so greatly were the with such varying diets as cactus and seeds, fruits and blood that are now named in his honor.

Darwin would later base some of his thought from the supposing that these finches were all descendants of the same lineage.

Darwin Said at Some Point of His Trip:

"The natural history of this Archipelago is very remarkable: it seems to be a little world within itself, the greater number of its inhabitants, both vegetable and animal, being found nowhere else."

During Charles Darwin Galapagos trip he examined the Giant tortoises and collected about ten plants, most of which he thought were unimpressive little things. Some tortoises were brought on board the Beagle as food.

Over the next few days the Beagle sailed around to the eastern side of Chatham Island and then surveyed southward along the coast.

A fresh source of water was located on the south-east part of the Island at a place later to be called Bahia de Agua Dulce.

finished up the survey of Chatham Island bySeptember 22nd 1835 and more tortoises were brought on board for food.

The next day the Beagle sailed out towards Barrington Island and spent the night between Hood and Charles Islands.




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FAQ

Brea
What are some interesting/strange facts about Charles Darwin?

Charles Rober Darwin, the naturalist, was made famous in scientific communities for his work in Geology following publication of his work after his five year journey aboard the Beagle.
He is one of only five non-royals to be honored with a state funeral and buried at Westminster Abbey.

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Does anyone know any "really" interesting facts about charles darwin?

I'm doing a project on Charles Darwin, but i don't have any interesting facts, all my facts sound dull and i guess everyone else have that also , so.. please help, thanks ^^

Try looking up his biography in books---or at least sources that investigate his life in length. the shorter stuff only tells the basic details.

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