Marine Iguanas of the Galapagos

Latest update January 10, 2019 Started on November 1, 2018
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Despite being described as the 'Imps of Darkness' by Charles Darwin, the Galapagos Marine Iguana is now ranked one of the most remarkable lizards in the world. They may look fierce, but Marine Iguanas are gentle herbivores, feeding exclusively on underwater algae, having the ability to dive as deep as 98 feet!


For the first time, ecologists will investigate their unique locomotion and morphology in the hopes of determining the evolutionary trade-offs that are a result of their aquatic life.

Do Marine Iguanas hold the key to understanding the evolutionary transition to aquatic environments in reptiles?

November 1, 2018
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