Marine Iguanas

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Marine Iguanas

Marine Iguanas

Why They're Cool: Endemic to the Galapagos Islands, these are the world's only marine lizards. You might see them swimming in the ocean in search of red and green algae, their main source of food, but they're most commonly spotted sprawled out on the rocks, warming themselves in the sun. They'll let you get pretty close, but be warned: they spit! (No, it's not something you said. They're just clearing salt water through their nostrils.)

Where to See Them: Along rocky coasts and cliffs throughout the Galapagos

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