(Answer) Do you know the rare talent of the Galápagos marine iguana?

[8-14-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Do you know the rare talent of the Galápagos marine iguana?

The given options are:

  • It can count
  • It can swim
  • It can build a shelter

Correct Answer: It can swim

Info: The marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is found only on the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). Marine iguanas are not very agile on land, but they are excellent swimmers – moving quickly through the water as they feed on algae. Due to the high salt concentration in their diet, marine iguanas filter their blood at the nose and sneeze out the excess salt, often forming salt crystals on the snout. They mainly live in colonies on rocky shores where they bask after visiting the relatively cold water or intertidal zone but can also be seen in marshes, mangrove swamps, and beaches. Marine iguanas vary in appearance between the different islands, and several subspecies are recognized. They aren’t the only lizards that are comfortable in the water. The basilisk lizard (or Jesus lizard) can run across the water to escape predators. The Chinese water dragon is another adept swimmer. (Ref)


All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. For World Lizard Day, we’re taking a look at a juvenile panther chameleon in Madagascar. Its bulging eyes allow it to do what?
  2. The toxic venom of the Gila monster has been synthesized to help with what condition?
  3. Do you know the rare talent of the Galápagos marine iguana?

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2 Comments

  1. I had no idea of any of these questions. Although correct answers aren’t required for points, it’s good to know new things.

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