Marine Iguanas are really quite weird. They enjoy eating the algae. . . at the bottom of the sea. They are not very happy about such a salty breakfast so, they just snort the salt out back on land.
When they fight (over territory,or the gals) they can kill one another, or one of them just backs off. It’s funny, after they fight, the winner, moves his head up and down as if to say ” Okay I showed him! Oh yes!” 🙂
They also enjoy sun-bathing on hot rocks. They are endemic to the Galapagos which means they can be found no were else on earth!
Our Nature guide told us that a man was doing experiments one day, and he made the poor iguana stay under the water all day. He did this by tying the iguana to a rope that was tied to a rock and threw it over-board.
NOTE: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.
When he got it up out of the water it was still alive!
They can dive up to 10 meters deep!
I think you will all like my iguanas there really fancy dancers!(check below)
Keep coming, next post,: Giant Tortoises 🙂
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Drew Haines is an animal enthusiast and travel writer. She loves to share her passion through her writing.
Drew runs two popular animal sites: EverywhereWild and JustBirding. She lived in Ecuador for 6 years and explored the Galapagos Islands. Currently based in N.S., Canada.
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