This iguana is unique in that it is a marine reptile, able to dive up to 9 meters(30') to forage for algae. Usually, adult males are seen at sea, with females seen in the intertidal zones. It can grow up to 60-90 cm(2-3') and weigh from 1-2 kg up to 12-13 kg, depending on sea surface temperatures and algal food. Its long, sharp claws enable it to hold onto rocks in strong currents.
This tongue-shaped species is very jelly-like and shivers when touched. The rough top is light grey to black. Translucent white, tooth-like projections on the lower surface are soft and watery. The stem, if present, is lateral. Single or in overlapping clusters; common. Upper surface light grey to brown or black, moist, downy when fresh; uneven; margin smooth, thin, lobed or uneven.
small, plump bird, to 130mm. Males have a striking scarlet breast, black head, neck and upperparts with a conspicuous small white patch above the bill. The lower underparts are white. The wings are barred white and the outer tail is also white.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.