Santa Cruz, Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands and the marine reserve that surrounds them have been named by UNESCO as a “Living Museum and Showcase of Evolution”. The ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflects the processes that formed the islands. On the other hand, due to the convergence of three ocean currents, the Galapagos have one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world.
These Enchanted Islands were the source of Darwin's theory of evolution and remain an invaluable living laboratory for scientists today. The Islands remain a unique destination, since 20% of marine species are endemic and can only be found at this point.
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