Galapagos Islands

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Volcanic island chain, a province of Ecuador, composed of 15 main islands and hundreds of tiny islets; located roughly 600 miles west of Ecuador. While the Galapagos' wildly diverse flora and fauna have for centuries been a source of wonder to naturalists, scientists, botanists, and tourists, surfers have found the island-fringing surf to be less interesting—good on occasion, but generally small t...

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