Wednesday, September 16, 2015

On This Day (1835): Darwin Reaches the Galapagos Islands

On this day in 1835, Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos archipelago, a cluster of islands on the equator 600 miles west of South America. During his five weeks studying the fauna in the Galapagos, Darwin found the giant tortoises there greatly differed from one another according to which island they came from. From Today in Science History