How Did the Galapagos Cormorant Lose Its Wings? (video) University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption UCLA geneticist Alejandro Burga explains how genetic changes during evolution shortened the Galapagos cormorant's wings, leaving it unable to fly. The same genes are linked to rare bone disorders in humans. Credit Nancy Williams/UCLA Health Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.