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Destination: Galapagos Islands Cyber Field Trip
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Science Scavenger Hunt


Test your knowledge about the the Galapagos Islands and find the answers to these questions. (Hint: You can find clues by checking out different features on the Destination: Galapagos Islands website.)

To see if you had the correct answers, click the show me the answers link below.

Questions

  1. Many of the plant and animal species that inhabit the Galapagos Islands are endemic. What does this mean?

  2. What famous American author visited the Galapagos Islands during the whaling era and later wrote about them in his story "The Encantadas"?

  3. Name two threats to the delicate ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands that environmental groups and government officials are trying to prevent.

  4. True or False? The only islands that are formed from more than one volcanic peak are Fernandina and Isabela.

  5. What cyclical climatic event has a huge influence on weather around the world, and especially on the Galapagos Islands?
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