Galapagos islands: collapse of Darwin’s Arch. But the causes are natural.
The rock off the Galapagos, known by all as the Darwin’s Arch, has eroded and collapsed, but the causes are entirely natural. This is what the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador has announced.
The collapse of Darwin’s Arch
Currently, of the entire rocky structure, only two stone columns remain, which served as a support.
Informamos que hoy 17 de mayo, se reportó el colapso del Arco de Darwin, el atractivo puente natural ubicado a menos de un kilómetro de la isla principal Darwin, la más norte del archipiélago de #Galápagos. Este suceso sería consecuencia de la erosión natural.
📷Héctor Barrera pic.twitter.com/lBZJWNbgHg
— Ministerio del Ambiente y Agua de Ecuador (@Ambiente_Ec) May 17, 2021
The rocky mass is situated in the northern part of the archipelago. Its name comes from the famous biologist Darwin and is not casual. He, in fact, studied in the 19th century the rocks on the islands and managed with them to explain the theory of evolution.
In addition to owning these formations, the Galapagos Islands have very rare flora and fauna (but also animals) to track in other parts of the earth. In fact they are part of a biosphere reserve. The islands are located 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador and are 234. There are also rocks and coves and only 4 accommodate about 30,000 people. The entire archipelago, then, is a World Heritage Site.