Galapagos Marine Iguana
Grete & Fred Vithen
Mon 10 Sep 2018 17:30
La Loberia, San Cristobal
Just outside the harbour there is this little beach full of sea lions but there is also a colony of these spectacular animals.
Galápagos marine iguana, is a species of iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador) that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile.This iguana feeds almost exclusively on algae and large males dive to find this food source, while females and smaller males feed during low tide in the intertidal zone.They mainly live in colonies on rocky shores where they warm after visiting the relatively cold water.