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SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

Iguana eating
Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:01am

For the next few blogs we're looking at the beautiful islands of the Galapagos.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:03am

They're right on the equator, off the coast of Ecuador in South America.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:04am

And they're full of dinosaurs! Kind of. Some of these creatures, like the land iguana above, haven't really changed since dinosaur times.

Sculpture of Charles Darwin Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:06am

But what's cool is lots of creatures have changed, adapting to their surroundings. And that's kind of how Charles Darwin made the islands famous.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:10am

Yup! Old Chuck D. realized that there were many kinds of finches there and each had gradually evolved — changed over time — to grow the beak that worked best for getting the food on each particular island.

Finch with gray and white feathers Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:11am

Chuck D.?