galapagos islands

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The Galapagos Islands are located in the Eastern Pacific Ocean at 972 km off the West coast of South America. Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands around the Equator in the Pacific Ocean,972 km West of continental Ecuador.

The language on the Galapagos islands is spanish. In 1531, the spanish arrived to find an Inca empire torn by civil war. The Spanish captured Athahualpa during the battle, and held him for ransom. The Incas filled one room with gold and two with silver to release Athahualpa. Although the Spanish were surrounded and outnumbered, the Spanish killed Athahualpa. After the Spanish killed Athahualpa, they took over. Sickness killed most locals during the first 10 years of Spanish ruling. People started to speak Spanish as if it were their born language. The Galapagos islands are in reach of Ecuador where Spanish is also spoken

Fur Seals, Frigates, Marine Iguanas, Land Iguanas, Swallow tailed Gulls, Sea Lions, Whales, Marine Turtles, Galapagos Tortoises, Red footed, Blue footed, and Nazca Boobies, Lava Lizards, Hood Mocking Birds, Galapagos hawks, a selection of Finch, and the Waved Albatrosses all live on the Galapagos Islands.

On the Galapagos Islands, during the season known as Garua (June to November) the sea temperature is 22c along with dense fog. During the warm season (December to May) the sea and air temperature rises to 25c with strong rain and sun shine.

The Swallow Tailed Gull is the only known nocturnal Gull in the world. The largest Galapagos Island is Isabela it measures 4,640 square km. Volcan Wolf on Isabela is the highest point with an elevation of 1,707 miles above sea level.

Vocabulary Words:

archipelago / A chain or cluster of islands that are formed tectonically.

continental / The part of ecuador that is on a continent.

ransom / A consideration paid or demanded for the release of someone or something from captivity.

elevation / The height to which something is elevated.

Charles Darwin / Charles Darwin studied the Galapagos islands during his voyage of the Beagle.

evolution / A theory that the various types of animals and plants have
their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable
differences are due to modifications in successive generations.

THANKSGIVING

by maddielou Email

This is what I did for Thanksgiving: My sister and I baked pies,and cakes, my Mom and john made stuffing,meatloaf,spinach dip,and sweet potatoes. This is what I did on thanksgiving.

What I would like for Christmas

by maddielou Email

This is what I would like for Christmas


1. Rescue pet wake me up dalmation.
2. My e-pets,it doesn't matter what kind just not the same as Malia's.
3. Beanie baby 2.0.
4. Ty girlz totally Trish or another if you cant find it.
5. Be bratz if you dont know what to look for go to www.bebratz.com.
6. Webkinz polar bear.
7. Skyrail marble run rollar coaster.

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