Galapagos Islands (By Julia Reynolds)

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Galapagos Islands (By Julia Reynolds)

Galapagos IslandsBy: Julia Reynolds

Eco InteractionsThe black rat will attack small Galapagos tortoises when they leave their nest. Feral pigs eat young tortoises between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.

A-Biotic FactorsA-biotic factors are the factors in an environment that are non-living. The a-biotic factors on the Galapagos Islands are water, air, and the volcanic rocks.

Where in the world are the Galapagos Islands?The Galapagos Islands is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is 600 miles west of the island of Ecuador.

The Usual Temperature And Water Temperature On The Galapagos IslandsThe usual temperature from December to May is 80 degrees Fahrenheit to 90 degrees Fahrenheit amd the usual water tempurature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.The usual temperature from June to November is 70 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees Fahrenheit and the usual water temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. December through May is descriped as the warm season and June through November is descriped as the cold season.

The Usual Amount of Rainfall On The Galapagos Islands The usual amount of rainfall in the warm season is 8 millimeters to 117 millimeters with the most rainfall in February and the least in December. The usual rainfall in the cold season is 5 millimeters to 7 millimeters with 7 millimeters of rain in July and 5 millimeters in the other months.

Human ImpactMost of the human impact comes from humans starting to populate the islands. Humans started to populate the islands in1980's.Humans let foreign animals such as dogs,cats,pigs, and goats loose on the islands and we have built many hotels on the main islands. When tourists hike on the trails on the islands, they leave trash and empty water bottles on the sides of the trails. Tourists drive rented boats in the water which pollutes the water. Airplanes arrive all day long. The people who live on the islands and tourists over-fish.


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