The Ecuadoran Ministry of Environment put forward the news that the famous rock formation off the Galapagos Islands known as Darwin’s Arch.
According to the ministry, Darwin’s Arch collapsed due to natural erosion. However, two stone supporting columns have remained.
The formation, which is found in the northern part of the archipelago and named after the famous English biologist Charles Darwin — whose study of finches on the islands in the 19th century helped him describe the theory of evolution — is considered a premier diving location.
The Galapagos Islands, some 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) off the coast of Ecuador, contain unique flora and fauna not seen anywhere else on earth and are part of a biosphere reserve.
The archipelago, a World Heritage site, is made up of 234 islands, inlets and rocks. Four of them are home to some 30,000 people.