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Hi my name is Christina. I like pretty things and learning about the world. I belong to unusual fandoms and make gifs when I'm bored. I tend to ignore big problems and overreact to small ones. I love good conversations with people but I hate making eye contact with them. I feel most comfortable on the water and happiest when I'm singing.

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The swimming lizard by mtchm on Flickr.
The Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is an iguana that has the unique ability among modern lizards to live and forage in the sea. It is found only on the Galapagos Islands, but has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the “Galapagos marine iguana”. It mainly lives on the rocky Galapagos shore, but can also be spotted in marshes and mangrove beaches. On his visit to the islands, Charles Darwin was revolted by the animals’ appearance, writing:

The black Lava rocks on the beach are frequented by large (2-3 ft) most disgusting clumsy Lizards. They are as black as the porous rocks over which they crawl & seek their prey from the Sea. I call them ‘imps of darkness’. They assuredly well become the land they inhabit.

The swimming lizard by mtchm on Flickr.

The Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is an iguana that has the unique ability among modern lizards to live and forage in the sea. It is found only on the Galapagos Islands, but has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the “Galapagos marine iguana”. It mainly lives on the rocky Galapagos shore, but can also be spotted in marshes and mangrove beaches.

On his visit to the islands, Charles Darwin was revolted by the animals’ appearance, writing:

The black Lava rocks on the beach are frequented by large (2-3 ft) most disgusting clumsy Lizards. They are as black as the porous rocks over which they crawl & seek their prey from the Sea. I call them ‘imps of darkness’. They assuredly well become the land they inhabit.

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    Darwin’s first encounter with these “imps of darkness” involved throwing one into the ocean. True story. Hopefully I’ll...
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    I’m just really amused at the idea of Charles Darwin being super freaked out by these guys. All “AGSFHGADFKJADFKLJHA...
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    AKA bamf (Gohard noregrets). See? I know how to binomial nomenclature.
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