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Marine Iguana

Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Description:

The Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is an iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The Iguana can dive over 30 ft (10 m) into the water. It has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the Galápagos Marine Iguana. It mainly lives on the rocky Galápagos shore, but can also be spotted in marshes and mangrove beaches.

Notes:

Galapagos marine iguanas are the world’s only marine lizards.

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15 Comments

surekha
surekha 9 years ago

Awesome shots! Congratulations, Cindy!

CindyCor
CindyCor 9 years ago

Wow, I am completely humbled by all your nice comments and so many new followers. Many thanks to all..

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Very nice series Cindy. Congratulations

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

congratulations for SOTD

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Cindy !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations Cindy Cor !!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome photos Cindy! I'm off to the Galapagos in November & looking forward to an encounter with these guys!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Congratulations!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Congrats! super legit.

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Congrats Cindy..!

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

Congratulations Cindy! These spectacular snapshots have earned you Spotting of the Day honors! Thanks for all the awesome contributions.

"Galapagos marine iguanas are the world’s only marine lizards. They inhabit the Galapagos Islands and, in the absence of mammalian predators, have adapted well to the harsh marine environment."

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CindyCor
CindyCor 9 years ago

Thank you Guillaume and Andrew for the nice comments. I appreciate them !!

Guillaume
Guillaume 9 years ago

Amazing!

andrew.pitek
andrew.pitek 9 years ago

FANTASTIC SHOTS!

CindyCor
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CindyCor

Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Jun 18, 2008
Submitted on May 6, 2012

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