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Water Can't Stop this Mighty Galapagos Lizard!

Marine iguanas are interesting creatures. They have many resources to help them survive in the wild. They can grow up to four feet in length and weigh up to 28 pounds. They eat seaweed and small marine animals. These iguanas can have two to three eggs, which they bury on the beach to hatch. What is even cooler is that marine iguanas can live up to 20 - 40 years.

These clever iguanas have tough and scaly skin, which helps protect them against rocks. The claws of the iguana are extra long and strong to help them maintain balance on slippery rocks while they eat.

Marine iguanas have spiky spines extending along their backs and tails. They also have very sharp three-cusped teeth that help them chew their way through springy seaweed.

As these iguanas grow, their skin peels off. At night, the iguanas come together to cuddle and keep each other warm. During January and February, they become more aggressive and fight for their territory.

Marine iguanas are fascinating and resilient creatures that are well-equipped with various adaptations to survive marine environments. Their combination of physical adaptations and behavioral traits make them unique creatures in the wild.

[Source: Snakes and Reptiles the Scariest Cold-Blooded Creatures on Earth]

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