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Darwin's Finches

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During his voyage to the Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin noticed that many of the finches were similar, except for their oddly-shaped beaks. Each species of finch seemed to use its beak for something different. When he formulated his theory of natural selection, Darwin used the finches' beaks as examples of how different environments could shape species.

Additional Darwin's Finches Resources:

BIRRD Finch Problem Space, BioQuest Curriculum Consortium

Charles Darwin's Library Collection, Biodiversity Heritage Library

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