Darwin's Voyage Timeline

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  • Cape Verde Islands

    Darwin is excited about his first observations. He explores the volcanic island of St. Jago, which is only 450 miles off the coast of Africa
  • Crossing the equator

    Darwin and Captain FitxRoy cross the Equator while on the Beagle Voyage.
  • Darwin arrives on the Brazilian shore

    Darwin explores the Brazilian Rainforest for the first time.
  • Punta Alta, Argentina

    Darwin is really intrigued by all the giant fossils he sees. He dug up fossils of gigantic extinct mammals. One Newly found one such as the ground sloth glyptodon.
  • Punta Ana, Argentina

    Darwin is intrigued by all the giant fossils he sees. He dug up fossils of gigantic extinct mammals, such as the ground sloth or glyptodon.
  • Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

    Darwin camps near a Fuegian Village and considers the tribal people of Tierra del Fuego "savages." One of the goals of the Beagle voyage was to establish a Christian mission. Captain Robert FitzRoy repatriates three native people he had brought to England on a previous voyage. FitzRoy attempts to spread Christianity throughout the village, however, his plan fails.
  • Rio Negro, Argentina

    Darwin explores the fertile, lowland areas, known as the Pampas, with the local people or 'gauchos.' He rides across the plains of Patagonia with a group of Argentine cowboys.
  • Galapagos Islands

    Darwin is amazed to find out that, back in London, the group of Galapagos specimens that he had thought included many different birds were actually all finches.
  • Galapagos Island

    The beagle arrives at the Galapagos and Darwin begins experiment on.
  • Sydney, Australia

    Once Darwin had arrived in Sydney Cove, he saw all the different variety of marsupials and began to wonder why there is a completely different set of mammals in Australia.
  • Mauritius

    "I took a quiet walk along the sea coast to the north of the town; the plain is there quite uncultivated, consisting of a field of black lava, smoothed over with coarse grass and bushes, the greater part of which are mimosas," observes Darwin.
  • Bahia and Pernambuco, South America

    In the jungles of South America, Darwin discovers many incredible creatures. However, both homesick and seasick, Darwin is dismayed when the Beagle makes an unscheduled detour to make additional longitudinal measurements.
  • Falmouth, England

    Darwin and Captain FitzRoy reached the end of their voyage on the Beagle and have returned home to England to share their discoveries and theories.
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    Darwin Set's sail

    The Beagle set's sail from Plymouth
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    Falkland Islands

    Darwin finds the barren, windswept Falkland Islands 'desolate and wretched.' However, he then encounters 'primitive lookng rocks' and finds them to be fossils. The Falklands were filled with brachiopods, which are 2 shelled animals once among the most abundant animals on Earth
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    Darwin arrives in Argentina and Falkland Islands

    A year later, Darwin arrived at Port Louis at the Falkland Islands. Charles Darwin spent a lot of time on shore. It is through this activity that he made his second discovery.