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Charles Darwin

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The differences in Finches on different Galapagos islands.
An animal that hunts and kills another animal for food
THE SHIP THAT DARWIN WENT ON A 5 YEAR JOURNEY
Darwins book released in 1859
A MECHANISM THAT DARWIN USED TO EXPLAIN HOW EVOLUTION COULD HAPPEN
Individuals with certain adaptions will survive long enough to reproduce
Species develop adaptations over time through a process called ____.
An archipelago of 13 volcanic islands and 6 smaller ones
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Darwins theory of natural selection- when a plant o animal reproduces, more offspring are produced than can possibly survive
A populations genetic traits shift towards an average and selects against extremes
Created the first theory of evoltion in 1809
The process of intentional modification of a species through human actions that encourage the breeding of several traits
Within a species, there are natural differences or variations in traits between individuals
Matched the shape of the beaks of the finches
Inherited traits that give an individual an advantage in its particular environment
Were shaped differently based on the unique conditions of climate and vegetation on each island.
The trait that helps an individual to survive will be carried over to it's offspring. The offspring will also do well, causing the trait to be carried over in future generations. therefore, this trait becomes more common in an entire species over time
An animal that is hunted and killed for food