Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus Española (Hood Island)

The marine iguana of the Galapagos is the only sea-going lizard in the world. It branched from the land iguana that arrived here on the serendipity of one of Nature’s rafts. It feeds predominately on algae. Its coloration, except during mating season is black and white…except on Espanola, where it is a more colorful red.