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CLIP 10535

Marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands - diving for food

Marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands - diving for food
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Key Info
  • Marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands - diving for food
  • Duration: 02:00
  • At dawn the cold-blooded marine iguanas are seen warming their bodies in the sun. The larger males are then seen diving into the surf, swimming up to 10 metres to the sea floor and grazing on red and green algae. A voiceover explains that they are only able to stay in the cold ocean for ten minutes. They are finally seen climbing back onto the rocky shore. This clip was first created on the Planet Earth website: bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/planetearth/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: reptile, iguana, sea, ocean, algae, diving, rocky, Galapagos, surf
Ideas for use in class
  • To provide detail of the only example of marine iguanas on Earth. As an introduction to cold-blooded reptiles.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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