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Watch: “Mini-Godzilla” Marine Iguana Feeding in the Galapagos
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 12, 2016 @ 08:50 PM (EST)
Source: YouTube

If there’s one unique creature that the far-flung Galapagos Islands is known for, it has to be the fearsome-looking marine iguanas that call this place—and this place only—home. Now amazing footage has emerged of these fascinating six-foot-long “mini-Godzillas” searching for food and gracefully gliding through the water alongside the (presumably mesmerized) divers.

Videographer Steve Winkworth shot the film at Cabo Marshall, a dive site off the north coast of Isabela, a few months ago, and the video has since gone viral. In the footage, the creature creeps along the sea bed foraging on algae and then launches upwards to grab a gulp of air before returning to the bottom to feed. The person-sized reptile can also be seen cruising the waters, apparently unperturbed by all the human attention.

For more on these awesome animals, check out Joe Tepper’s recent report from his travels aboard the Galapagos Master liveaboard.





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