Collapse of the summit of Darwin’s Arc, a Galapagos rock formation; See Before and After – 05/19/2021 – Turismo

Darwin’s Arch, and the rock formations in Carrots GalapagosPartially collapsed Ecuador announced the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador, the country of which the islands are part, on Monday (17). According to the volume, the cause was natural rock erosion. The two pillars supporting the bridge that connected them are still standing.

The rock formation was part of the island of the same name, named after the English naturalist Charles Darwin, who used the Ecuadorian archipelago as a laboratory to develop his theory of species evolution.

The Arch Circus is a popular spot for diving, as there is a wide variety of underwater life. Tourists on the boats also tend to photograph the composition. However, access to Darwin Island or the arc itself is not permitted.

The Galapagos, an archipelago of 234 islands, islets and rocks (with only 4 inhabited islands with a population of 30,000), is located in the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador. With its unique flora and fauna, it is the natural heritage of mankind. The most famous of its inhabitants is the Galapagos turtle, which can weigh up to 400 kg. This species is also a long-lived and specimen, in captivity in Australia, it has reached 170 years.

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