Galapagos Islands - exploring evolution
The Galapagos Islands Archipelago consists of thirteen large islands (greater than 10 km2), six smaller islands, and over forty islets that have official names. The Archipelago is well isolated from other land masses (South America, 960 km, Cocos Island 720 km, Central America 1,100 km). The total land area is 7,882 square kilometers within a marine reserve of 45,000 square kilometers.
What makes the Galapagos Islands so special for visitors and scientists?