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What animal are the Canary Islands in the Pacific named after?

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The Canary Islands are a Spanish autonomous community (an independent territory of Spain) located in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of the African continent (west of the Morocco - Western Sahara border).

There is a myth that the Canary Islands were named after a dog is a common one, but not accurate. The islands were actually named for a species of Monk Seals called Canis Marinus in Latin, literally sea dog, the common name for seals during the Roman Empire. The islands were once densely populated with the species, which today are critically endangered and no longer inhabit the islands.

The premis is wrong, the Canary Islands are in the Atlantic, not the Pacific.
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