The Darwin Arc, a natural structure located in the Galápagos Islands, collapsed on May 17, 2021. The Ecuadorian government stated that the structure would not have erosion.
A recognized diving site
“Today, on May 17, 2021, the collapse of the Arch of Darwin is reported to be a scenic natural bridge located less than a kilometer from the main island of Darwin, the northernmost island in the Galápagos archipelago. This phenomenon will be the result of natural degradation“, Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment and Water announced. According to national media The universe, A ship’s crew also noticed the collapse of the upper part of the structure at 11:20 am local time. Although impressive, there were no injuries from the brakes, no one was present at the site, which is considered a major diving center. Visitors especially go there to see the shark. The Arch of Darwin is located near the island of Darwin, to the north of the archipelago. This natural arch “Must have been part of Darwin Island at one time, which is not open for land voyages“, Explains Ecuador’s ministry.
Unique flora and fauna
The Galapagos Marine Reserve, centered on an archipelago of the same name, with 138, 000 square kilometers, is the second largest in the world. Its depth hides the very diverse habitats that feed the biodiversity of the islands, located approximately 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador. North of the archipelago is also between Darwin and the Wolf Islands, a natural sanctuary of 38,000 square kilometers that is home to the largest shark population in the world. The Galápagos have the most delicate ecosystems with unique flora and fauna. He served as a field of study for the British naturalist Charles Darwin, who then developed his theory of species development.