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Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. diving Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus); Isabela Island; Galapagos, Ecuador; The Marine Iguana appears slow and clumsy on land, but this particular species of lizard is the only sea-going lizard in the world. However, it has to return the the land to breed.

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Shooting date : 2011-05-16

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Keywords

Wild animal / Reptile / Lizard / Iguana / Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)

Earth's crust / Volcano / Volcanic ground

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Threatened endangered species / Vulnerable (IUCN) VU

Individual / Nobody

America / South America / Ecuador / Galápagos Islands / Galapagos National Park

May

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park / Marine National Park

Species / Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) / CITES Appendix 2

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / UNESCO's World Heritage

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park

Species / Species particularity / Endemic

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Dive

Area / Strand / Rock shore

World sea and ocean / Pacific Ocean

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

America / South America / Ecuador / Galápagos Islands

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Shot / Profile shot

Motion / Locomotion / Swim

Enumeration / Alone

Environment / Environment awareness / Nature conservancy organization / Tara expedition / Tara Oceans (Expedition)

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Tetrapoda / Reptilia / Lepidosauria / Squamata / Lacertilia / Sauria / Iguanidae / Amblyrhynchus

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