Darwin’s Arch in Galapagos Islands collapses

19 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Darwin’s Arch in Galapagos Islands collapses

The famous rock formation off the Galapagos Islands known as Darwin’s Arch has collapsed due to “natural erosion,” the Ecuadoran Ministry of Environment said on Monday, reports AFP.

“The collapse of Darwin’s Arch, the attractive natural bridge found less than a kilometer from the main area of Darwin Island, was reported,” the ministry said in a statement. The ministry said its collapse was a “consequence of natural erosion” and images distributed by officials show that only the two stone supporting columns remain.  The formation, which is found in the northern part of the archipelago and named after the famous English biologist Charles Darwin—whose study of finches on the islands in the 19th century helped him describe the theory of evolution—is considered a premier diving location.


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