Super current El Niño and climate change hit the Galapagos Islands

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MPR News Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard with a giant Galapagos tortoise on Santa Cruz Island.
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Locals in the Galapagos say climate change and the current Super El Niño could be affecting the marine life and climate there.

The Galapagos Islands sit on the Equator in the eastern Pacific Ocean, just west of Ecuador at the confluence of three major ocean currents.

MPR meteorologist Sven Sundgaard just returned from the islands on a trip where he got a first-hand look at what’s happening.

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