Latest Marine Iguana Stories
Findings indicate how wildlife responds to environmental and ecological disasters.
The unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands is being threatened by climate change, and scientists are seeking a way to protect its vulnerable species.
The Galapagos giant tortoise and other iconic wildlife are facing a new threat from disease, as some of the islands' mosquitoes develop a taste for reptile blood.
Scientists encourage 'continuous and effective management' and further study of these 'spectacular and emblematic' reptiles.
IN SHORT What: Life In Cold Blood Where: Prime When: 8.35pm, Sunday -------------------- SIR David Attenborough presents the final chapter of his epic overview of life on Earth as he transforms perceptions of cold- blooded animals in Life in Cold Blood.
The threat is growing to the cradle of evolution. Crucial talks take place today over the increasingly precarious future of the Galapagos Islands, whose unique wildlife inspired Charles Darwin's revolutionary theory.
Rescuers dug makeshift pools in the sand around 12 whales beached on the Galapagos Islands, filling the shallow pits with water Sunday in an effort to keep the whales from dying of dehydration.
A volcano on the largest of the Galapagos Islands erupted for the third straight day Tuesday, but experts said it didn't threaten villagers on the island or the super-sized tortoises that gave the remote archipelago its name.
The Marine Iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, is a unique lizard that is capable of living and foraging in the sea. They are found only on the Galapagos Islands, but have spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and they are sometimes referred to as the "Galapagos marine iguana". It mainly lives on the rocky Galapagos shore, but can also be spotted in marshes and mangrove beaches. The marine iguana can only spend a limited amount of time in the cold sea, where it dives for algae....
- A volcanic mudflow.