Celebrating Darwin Day

For over a decade, UNC scientists have committed to sustaining and protecting the unique species and ecosystems in the Galápagos Islands. In honor of Darwin Day — a celebration of the renowned naturalist’s research — here’s a look at some of the iconic wildlife and cutting-edge research found in this archipelago. (photos by Mary Lide Parker)

A pelican rests, overlooking the Malecon near Academy Bay
A Galápagos brown pelican takes a break from fishing off the Malecon in Puerto Ayora. With over 12,000 people, Puerto Ayora is the most populous town and has the best developed infrastructure in the archipelago.
February 13th, 2017