Exuma Iguanas by Cole

The Exuma Iguanas are among the world’s most endangered lizards and are found nowhere else.  They live on two islands in the Exumas.  We went to the beach on Allen’s Cay and saw the iguanas.  When we pulled up in our dinghy, a bunch of iguanas ran out of the trees towards us.

Iguanas on Allen's Cay.

Iguanas on Allen’s Cay.

The iguanas look like dinosaurs and can live to be 80 years old.  They can weigh up to 24 pounds.Iguana2

 

Here is a picture of me on the beach with the iguanas.

Cole with the iguanas.

Cole with the iguanas.

Exuma Iguana.

Exuma Iguana.

IguanaThey can lay up to 10 eggs in the sand and hatchlings emerge from the nest after 80 days.

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Coral Reefs by Logan

We have done some snorkeling along coral reefs.  When we snorkel, the thing we always see is a Sergeant Major fish.  The first picture is of a Sargeant Major.  We also see lots of stingrays, Spotted Eagle Rays, angelfish, tons of Parrot Fish and sea turtles.  One of the things I haven’t seen but I want to see is a green moral eel and a seahorse.  A little while ago snorkeling, we found a pirate coin buried in sand.  It is really cool, it has lots of engravings on it.

Sergeant Majors

Sergeant Majors

Some of the coral reefs are dying from bleaching.  Bleaching is when the water gets warmer every year and coral starts to turn solid white.

We have snorkeled plane wrecks and ship wrecks as well.  A picture of the shark is by a shipwreck.

Plane Wreck

Plane Wreck

Shark

Shark

Here are some of the pictures of the reef fish.

Reef fish

Reef fish

Angle Fish

Angle Fish

Lobster

Lobster

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

Here is a video of a Spotted Eagle Ray.  You can’t see its spots in the video but it is black with white spots all over.  You have to be careful with the rays because they have a barb at the end of their tail that could get you.  They are cool just to watch.

Enjoy!

Logan