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Day 9 – Iguana Day!

Posted: Wed, Jun 24, 2015


Location: Anegada
Author: Weston M.
Today we woke up to the sweet aroma of pancakes. Devin, our new staff member made several dozen pancakes for the boat, which were devoured very quickly. After finishing off the pancakes, we packed our bags, filled our water bottles, and headed to the Anegada Rock Iguana Head Start Facility. The Anegada Rock Iguana is a very unique and critically endangered lizard. They were the first iguana species to evolve in the Caribbean, but now are being hunted by the dangerous ..feral cat. BUM BUM BUUUMMM. Yes, it’s true. They are being killed off by feral cats and most of the offspring are being killed by cats in the first 60 days. We helped clear foliage that had grown around the perimeter, and proceeded to feed the iguanas. After that, the two Lifeworks groups split into three groups and did a trash scavenger hunt on different stretches of beach. When we all met up at the end, one group had found a message in a bottle from an actual person. It was really cool seeing this, and the group that found the bottle ended up winning the hunt. Overall it was a cool day, and I look forward to tagging sea turtle tomorrow.

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