Galapagos Rift—Wonders of Mid-Ocean Ridges
Lecture no. 3 from the course: The World's Greatest Geological Wonders
Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Continue your study of phenomena associated with plate tectonics by visiting the Galapagos Islands, made famous by Charles Darwin. This magnificent archipelago is on a volcanic hotspot near a mid-ocean ridge, formed by moving tectonic plates. Natural wonders abound in the region, both above and below water.