On a visit to Tortuga Bay I came across a new subspecies of a Galapagos mammal – one that has evolved adaptations for survival in the sea. This sub species has evolved the ability to use a large flat pointed implement as a tool to take advantage of the power of the waves. Another adaptation it has is a thick rubbery skin to maintain body temperature. Scientists are predicting if these adaptations will be perfected and what other adaptations may evolve with time.
Further along the bay literally piles of marine iguana were to be found flopped in the sand, random individuals periodically spitting out excess salt. There was quite a pungent smell!
Then came what I was waiting for – the opportunity to be close enough to see what is probably the most beautiful pair of blue feet on Earth.