We’re off to some of the most famous islands on planet earth; where Charles Darwin himself discovered and honed his theory of evolution! Today’s reptile isn’t what most would call pretty, but man are they cool! So let’s head out to meet…

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marine iguana   Range/Habitat: Galapagos Islands, coast-oceans

   Diet: herbivore: algae, seaweed

   Length/Weight: 4-5 ft/ 1-3.3 lbs

   Conservation Status: vulnerable



Fun Facts:

  • Marine Iguanas colors vary by the island they live on.
  • They have large flat tails to help them swim along the rocky coasts.
  • Marine Iguanas have razor sharp teeth to eat seaweed and algae.
  • Marine iguanas sneeze to get rid of excess salt.
  • They sun themselves on lava rocks after being the cold ocean waters.

Marine Iguanas may be one of our most favorite animal of all times! They are so prehistoric looking and wonderful! Plus what could be cooler than having the ability to sneeze salt?

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One thought on “REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 65

  1. Sneezing salt sounds like fun! I would like to try that. If only I could reach the kitchen counter…..

    Love and licks,

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