Yes, iguanas. Marine iguanas to be exact.
The Galápagos is famous for its animals and this is why. The islands are one of the best places on earth to witness evolution. These marine iguanas are one of those evolved species that only exist in the Galápagos. It is thought that these iguanas came by raft from South America thousands of years ago. Due to the desert-like volcanic conditions of the islands, some of the iguanas had to evolve in order to eat. By developing a lateral flat tail and spiky dorsal fins, marine iguanas have become graceful swimmers. They’ve also developed sharp claws for clinging onto rocks in strong currents as well as a flat nose, which they can press against sea rocks to eat the algae. They can dive up to nine meters deep. It’s an incredible thing to witness.
But we did much more than that. [Read more…] about The Only Place on Earth to Scuba Dive with Iguanas