Galapagos - translation to french
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Galapagos - translation to french

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  • [[Brown pelican]] (''Pelecanus occidentalis''), [[Tortuga Bay]]
  • Santa Cruz]] (on the left), the [[Itabaca Channel]] is the waterway between the islands.
  • Flag of the Galápagos Province
  • barren]] oceans. These same currents are strengthened by La Niña, resulting in an explosion of ocean life.
  • jumping]] offshore of the islands
  • [[Galápagos dove]] on [[Española Island]]
  • Satellite photo of the Galápagos islands overlaid with the names of the visible main islands.
  • Main Street on San Cristóbal Island.
  • crater lake]] occupying the summit [[caldera]] of La Cumbre, the [[shield volcano]] that makes up [[Fernandina Island]]. Click through for the full NASA discussion of this interesting photo.
  • Isabela seen from [[Spot Satellite]].
  • Galápagos [[marine iguana]].
  • Location of the Galápagos Islands relative to continental Ecuador
  • [[Galápagos penguin]] on [[Bartolomé Island]]
  • As described in 1684.
  • Santa Cruz Island]]
  • ''[[Grapsus grapsus]]'' on the rocks.
  • [[Marine iguana]]
  • [[NASA]] [[oceanographer]] [[Gene Carl Feldman]] reflects on his unique perspective on this region.
  • North Seymour Island in the Galápagos; Daphne Island is in the distance.
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  • School of [[scalloped hammerheads]], [[Wolf Island]], Galápagos Islands.
  • Adult [[Galápagos sea lion]] resting on a park bench in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
  • The bottom image shows sea surface temperature, cool upwelling waters are coloured purple. Thriving phytoplankton populations are indicated by high chlorophyll concentrations (top image), coloured green, and yellow. Images acquired on 2 March 2009.
  • [[Blue-footed booby]]
  • The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise (''Chelonoidis nigra'') is the largest living species of tortoise; this one is from the Island of Santa Cruz.
  • The marine iguana (''Amblyrhynchus cristatus'') Galápagos Islands Santa Cruz – swimming in Puerto Ayora
  • An animated tour of the Galápagos.
  •  Water taxi on [[Puerto Ayora]], [[Galápagos]]
  • [[Waved albatross]]es on Española.

n. Galapagos, group of islands situated on the equator


marine iguana
¦ noun a large lizard with webbed feet, native to the Galapagos Islands, which swims strongly and is the only marine lizard. [Amblyrhynchus cristatus.]


Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands (Spanish: Islas Galápagos, pronounced [ˈislas ɣaˈlapaɣos], local pronunciation: [ˈihlah ɣaˈlapaɣoh]) are an archipelago of volcanic islands. They are distributed on each side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean, surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere, and are part of the Republic of Ecuador. Located 900 kilometres (490 nautical miles) west of continental Ecuador, the islands are known for their large number of endemic species that were studied by Charles Darwin during the second voyage of HMS Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

The Galápagos Islands and their surrounding waters form the Galápagos Province of Ecuador, the Galápagos National Park, and the Galápagos Marine Reserve. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of slightly over 25,000.

The first recorded visit to the islands happened by chance in 1535, when Fray Tomás de Berlanga, the Bishop of Panamá, was surprised to find this undiscovered land on a voyage to Peru to arbitrate in a dispute between Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro. Berlanga eventually returned to the Spanish Empire and described the conditions of the islands and the animals that inhabited them. The group of islands was shown and named "Insulae de los Galopegos" (Islands of the tortoises) in Abraham Ortelius's map "America Sive Novi Orbis" published in 1570. The first crude map of the islands was made in 1684 by the buccaneer Ambrose Cowley, who named the individual islands after some of his fellow pirates or after English royalty and noblemen. These names were used in the authoritative navigation charts of the islands prepared during the Beagle survey under captain Robert FitzRoy, and in Darwin's popular book The Voyage of the Beagle. The newly independent Republic of Ecuador took the islands from Spanish ownership in 1832, and subsequently gave them new Spanish names. The older names remained in use in English-language publications, including Herman Melville's The Encantadas of 1854. Administratively, Galapagos constitutes one of the provinces of Ecuador, made up of three cantons that bear the names of its most populated islands, namely: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz and Isabela.

Pronunciation examples for Galapagos
1. for Galapagos sharks.
2. to the Galapagos.
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3. Here in Galapagos,
4. that upwells around the Galapagos.
5. out here around the Galapagos.
Examples of use of Galapagos
1. Pour l‘heure, la Liste rouge ne contient que les données sur les coraux de l‘archipel des Galapagos.
2. Sebasti';o Salgado a commencé son récit en images il y a quatre ans, aux Galapagos.
3. Désormais, ces recherches nous fournissent quantité de données, que nous pourrons utiliser dans l‘établissement de nos théories: ces cartes constituent les «Galapagos» des neuroscientifiques!
4. Des années «d‘extraordinaires pérégrinations», ŕ cheval dans les Andes, en pirogue en Amazonie, en bateau aux Galapagos, ŕ pied autour de l‘Annapurna, ŕ vélo en Californie, au Japon, en Alaska, en Irlande.
5. Selon Graham Edgar, «c‘est ainsi un mélange de réchauffement de l‘eau et de surpęche autour des Galapagos qui aurait fait disparaître le corail solitaire de Wellington, les poissons prédateurs des oursins n‘étant plus assez nombreux pour empęcher ces derniers de pulluler et coloniser les récifs». Le tableau est sombre, la majorité des spécialistes le disent.