Adaptation (genetic)

Galapagos Graphics: Adaptations © Galapagos Conservation Trust

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Adaptation is the term given to describe how species change their physical characteristics over generations to become better suited to their environment. If we explore the difference between species of finch in Galapagos, we see how each finch has developed a different type of beak, an adaptation to their surroundings that allows them to eat their preferred type of food.

Glossary of Galapagos