Sunday, September 16, 2007

Marine Iguana

Marine iguanas have teeth that each have sharp points for sheering through the tough fronds of seaweed. The males are bigger than the females. The iguana's tail is flattened sideways and used like an oar to swim in the water. The marine iguana's feet have long claws, enabling the iguana to cling to rocks under the water. They are found on the coast of the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands are 621.4 miles off the coast of Ecuador. Their mating season is at the end of the rainy season and occurs during the first few months of the year. They live to be about 20-40 years old. Their main diet is seaweed.

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