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Galapagos Islands Wildlife

A sally lightfoot crab crawls over marine iguanas, found only on the Galapagos Islands, on Fernandina 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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A sally lightfoot crab crawls over marine iguanas, found only on the Galapagos Islands, on Fernandina 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.