Corals in Galapagos

  • A scientific expedition has discovered a previously unknown coral reef with abundant marine life off Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. Reef has more than 50% living coral.
    • Corals are invertebrate animals belonging to a large group of colourful animals called Cnidaria.

About Galapagos island

  • Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO world heritage site, are situated in eastern Pacific Ocean at confluence of three ocean currents (Humboldt current, Panama Flow and Cromwell current).
  • They are distributed on each side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean, surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere.
  • The islands are known for their large number of endemic species that were studied by Charles Darwin during the second voyage of HMS Beagle.
  • They are home to giant tortoise, albatross, cormants etc.
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