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The Galápagos Bellwether

The Galápagos Bellwether

As El Niños hit the Galápagos Islands with increasing frequency and intensity, due to climate change, the islands' iconic species are under threat.

Grades

5 - 8

Subjects

Biology, Climatology, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology

archipelago
noun

a group of closely scattered islands in a large body of water.

bellwether
noun

an indicator of trends

El Niño
noun

irregular, recurring weather system that features a warm, eastern-flowing ocean current in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Galapagos Islands
noun

archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ecuador.

species
noun

group of similar organisms that can reproduce with each other.

undercurrent
noun

a current below the upper currents or surface

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Director
Tyson Brown, National Geographic Society
Author
National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Production Managers
Gina Borgia, National Geographic Society
Jeanna Sullivan, National Geographic Society
Program Specialists
Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Margot Willis, National Geographic Society
Producer
Clint Parks,
other
Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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