[2015] Naemy Asmorom: Charles Darwin

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[2015] Naemy Asmorom: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was a english naturalist and geologist who was best known for forming the theory of evolutioary and views on natural selection. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury,England. He was the child of Dr.R.W.Darwin,who was a medical doctor, and Susanna, who died when he was 8 years old. At the age of 16 he attend Edinburgh University and at the age of 18 he went to Christ's Collage in Cambridge.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin went to the Galalpagos Island on Septmeber 15,1835. He went on the trip because his professor, John Steven Henslow, recommend for him for a spot on the HMS Beagle voyage around the world as a naturalist.

Charles Darwin Goes To The Galapagos Islands

The Life of Charles Darwin

Map and picture of the Galapagos Islands

One of Charles Darwins observation was the Giant Tortoise. They are large enough for two people to ride on it all the way across the island and they eat plants near ground around shells. Also, they have to stretch their necks upwards to eat plants. A second one of Charles Darwins observation was the finches. They are all the same but each finche on differnt island have differnt beck size and shape. Also, the species of finches becks on each island match with the seeds on that very island and the large becks need to break open to eat the seed while, small beck would have to eat small seeds. Third one of Charles Darwins obsevation was about Iguanas. One of the speice would spend most of their time under water and eat sea weed while, other speice lived on land and eat cactus. Also, that the water iguanas has long claws and the land iguanas have short claws.

Natural Selection is the process of how an organisms adapt to changes in the envovirment. The it works is the ones that can adapt will survive and the ones that can not adapt will not survive.

Natural Selection

The Creatures of The Galapagos Islands


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