Introduce students to the idea that ocean currents bring nutrient rich water to the Galapagos Islands and help to sustain the islands’ rich biodiversity.

Learning objectives

  • To understand that the world’s ocean are dynamic systems
  • To understand that there are surface and deep flows of warm and cold water around the globe.
  • To understand the term upwelling and how this impacts the Galapagos islands.

Students' outcomes

  • To identify and explain the main ocean currents that impact Galapagos.
  • To explain the effect of upwellings on flora and fauna of Galapagos.



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