Living Laboratory

Galapagos Sunset Photo by Rob Donoho
Galapagos Conservancy

Six hundred miles from the coast of Ecuador, you’ll find them — 13 islands known as the Galapagos.  It was there, in 1835, that the British scientist Charles Darwin began thinking about how animals change over time.  Since then, scientists have called the Galapagos a living laboratory – a place to study evolution and natural selection, but with 180,000 tourists visiting each year, scientists from Virginia say the Galapagos are in danger.   Sandy Hausman tells why.

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