Arch of Darwin, in rock formation The islands Galapagos, Ecuador, partially collapsed, announced Ecuador’s environment ministry, whose country includes the islands, on Monday (17). According to Folder, this was due to natural erosion of the rocks. Two pillars supporting the bridge are still standing.
The rock was once part of an island of the same name, named after the English naturalist Charles Darwin, who used the Ecuadorian archipelago as a laboratory to develop his theory on the evolution of species.
Around the Arc is a popular place for diving, as there is a wide variety of underwater life here. Tourists passing by board boats also take pictures of the formation. However, land access to Darwin Island or the arch itself is not permitted.
The Galápagos, an archipelago formed by 234 islands, islands and reefs (with only 4 inhabited islands and a population of 30 thousand people), is located in the Pacific, about 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador. It is a natural heritage of humanity, with unique flora and fauna. Its most famous inhabitants are the Galápagos turtles, which can weigh up to 400 kg. The species also lives long and one specimen, in captivity in Australia, reached 170 years.