*I would love to visit the Galapogos Islands and have been intrigued with its many species of wildlife for years. They all seem rather tame and unafraid of humans which has led to much of their downfall throughout the centuries. The Islands are a big tourist attraction now.
Here is a bit of info on The Islands -
The Galápagos islands and its surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of around 23,000.
Wildlife is its most notable feature.
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The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón; other Spanish names: Islas de Colón or Islas Galápagos) are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean(525 nmi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part.
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The islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean 605 miles off the west coast of South America.
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The group consists of 15 main islands, 3 smaller islands, and 107 rocks and islets.
The islands first appeared on maps in about 1570 and were called "Insulae de los Galopegos" (Islands of the Tortoises).
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Until the early 19th century, the archipelago was often used as a hideout by mostly English pirates who pilfered Spanish galleons carrying gold and silver from South America to Spain.
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MARINE IGUANAS -
*All the iguanas and lizard-types remind me of dinosaurs! They seem fascinating!