Marine Iguana and Natural Selection – 17 Oct 2018

Nature doing it’s natural selection with a male marine iguana. The marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), also known as the sea iguana, saltwater iguana, or 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 #Galapagos 🌴

Informing and sharing news on marine life, flora, fauna and conservation in the Galápagos Islands since 2017
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