Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Marine Iguana

Galapagos marine iguana

The marine iguana is found only on the Galapagos Islands, but has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the "Galapagos marine iguana". It mainly lives on the rocky Galapagos shore, but can also be spotted in marshes and mangrove beaches.

Did you know that marine iguanas feed mostly on small red or green algae (seaweed). The algae regenerate fast and are a constant food source. Marine iguanas have a high salt content in their diet. They sneeze to expel salt from salt glands located above the eye. Their heads are often encrusted with salt.

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