Genetic variation

Galapagos Wildlife: Galapagos Fur Seal © Meier

While looking a little bit like a Galapagos sea lion, the Galapagos fur seal is genetically different! © Meier

Genetic Variation is individuals of the same species have different genetic makeups, except for identical twins. The order of DNA in their genes varies, resulting in differing physical characteristics across the species. Genetic variation is important for a healthy and resilient population. It can be classified as continuous or discontinuous.

Glossary of Galapagos