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Galapagos Islands Wildlife

Marine iguanas, found only on the Galapagos Islands, lounge on a rock on Espanola Island. The marine iguana is the only modern lizard that lives and forages in the sea and its primary food source is marine algae. Because they have to rid their bodies of excess salt, one can often see marine iguanas making a sort of sneezing sound and expelling water and salt from their noses.

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Marine iguanas, found only on the Galapagos Islands, lounge on a rock on Espanola Island. The marine iguana is the only modern lizard that lives and forages in the sea and its primary food source is marine algae. Because they have to rid their bodies of excess salt, one can often see marine iguanas making a sort of sneezing sound and expelling water and salt from their noses.