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How Have Changing Sea-Levels Influenced Evolution on the Galapagos Islands?

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Caption: This movie is a simple 0 m to -210 m geographical loop sequence at 5 m increments. Important features are the substantial gaps between Galapagos' "core" islands even at -100 m. However, below c. -130 m the various islands begin coalescing.

Credit: Video from: "Exploring the combined role of eustasy and oceanic island thermal subsidence in shaping biodiversity on the Galápagos" by Jason R. Ali and Jonathan C. Aitchison from the Journal of Biogeography.

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