38 Years Later: Return to the Galápagos
The Islands of the Galapagos are known for the beautiful diversity of life they support, but off their coasts, deep below the ocean's surface, even stranger forms of life exist.
Historic footage from JASON expeditions.
The E/V Nautilus will spend several weeks exploring the Galapagos Rift region. The Galápagos Islands have been instrumental in the establishment of the biological theory of evolution, gaining insights to our knowledge of the chemistry of the Earth’s interior, and understanding the plate tectonic evolution of the eastern Pacific seafloor. In 1835 Charles Darwin visited the islands aboard the HMS Beagle and made fundamental biological and geological observations in the area.