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The day Darwin’s Ark collapsed

It is the end of the icon. In the Galapagos Islands, the Darwin Arch, a natural structure 15 meters high, has collapsed. The announcement was made on May 17th by the Ecuadorian Environment Ministry.

This bridge is located ” Less than a kilometer from the main island of Darwin, the northernmost point of the archipelago »From the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, it was a symbolic place for the history of the flag but also became a tourist attraction as well as an excellent diving site, particularly due to the richness of marine fauna in the area – fish, turtles, manta rays or whale sharks.

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This arch is named like the island it was to be linked to in the past in reference to the famous English naturalist Charles Darwin. During his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, Darwin, who was a young student, had made a stopover in the Galapagos Islands in 1835 for just over a month. Then discover the wonderful giant turtle and marine iguana and notice some birds. ” During my career, I came across two gigantic turtles, each of which must weigh at least 200 pounds; Eat one piece of aloe vera. When I approached her, she looked at me intently and then slowly turned away; The other blew a strong whistle and pulled his head back under his shell. Surrounded by black lava, leafless shrubs and colossal cacti, these enormous reptiles seemed to me to be true pre-flood animals. The few dark-colored birds I encountered here seem to care no more than the larger turtles. Can we read from Darwin about the landscapes of the time, on the naturalist’s voyage around the world, the account of his voyage between 1831 and 1836 on the ship the Beagle. This journey will be crucial for all the theories he will develop next.

Therefore, only the two pillars remain of Darwin’s arc, which will henceforth continue to face the Pacific Ocean and the natural erosion of time. Here are all the new pillars of Darwin. This geological process reminds us that living things as well as minerals are constantly evolving.