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Natural Selection of Iguanas

There’s a lot of different kinds of iguanas that live in the Galapagos Islands. The one that’s probably most famous is the marine iguana, since it’s the only place anywhere in the world where iguanas have basically adapted to a marine lifestyle. They’re able to be underwater for 25 minutes, and they primarily feed on[…]

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Galapagos: the marine iguanas (3/7)

Galapagos: the marine iguanas (3/7)

Some of the most remarkable creatures encountered by Darwin on the Galápagos were its iguanas. He was particularly fascinated by the marine variety, though it was far from flattering. Darwin wrote that they were “hideous-looking creatures “of a dirty, black colour, stupid and sluggish in their movements.” He did concede, however, that they were strong[…]

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