Galapagos Island

You can Barter, James. The Galápagos Islands. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2002. Print.

3 Interesting Facts

Almost every one of the Islands has at least two names: Spanish and English. The names are not translations, but totally different names. Because the Islands belong to Ecuador, a Spanish country, we will refer to them by their Spanish names.

The Galapagos are made up of:

  • 18 main islands
  • 107 rocks and islets

5 Vocabulary Words:


  1. a slow-moving reptile, enclosed in a scaly or leathery domed shell into which it can retract its head and thick legs.
  2. a large marine reptile with a bony or leathery shell and flippers, coming ashore annually on sandy beaches to lay eggs.

Seals-a member of an elite force within the US Navy specializing in guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency.

Walrus-a large gregarious marine mammal related to the eared seals, having two large downward-pointing tusks and found in the Arctic Ocean.

Hermit Crab-a crab with a soft asymmetrical abdomen that lives in a castoff mollusk shell for protection. In several kinds, the shell becomes covered with sponges, sea anemones, or bryozoans.

Whale-a very large marine mammal with a streamlined hairless body, a horizontal tail fin, and a blowhole on top of the head for breathing.

Relation to the book:

The book is mostly about how Galapagos Island was formed,And how the animals got there.I think that its a very interesting book because of the hermit crabs.Why,well because in the book the hermit crabs are migrateing and as they migrate the hermit crabs cratel on top of each other.The one thing I would like to know why hermit crabs migrate?Well accroding to the book hermit crabs migrate to meet up with different kinds of hermit crabs.

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