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There are many strange marine life in the Pacific Ocean, because its sea area is very vast and contains extremely rich natural resources. There are many kinds of animals and plants, with nearly 100,000 species.

Strange marine life of the Pacific

Most marine life mainly lives in the ocean surface, especially in the marginal zone. The animals and plants living in waters below 2,000 meters only account for 4% to 5% of the total. There are only 800 species of animals and plants living in waters below 5,000 meters, and 6,000 species. There are only 500 species in waters below 7,000 meters, 200 species at a depth of 7,000 meters, and only 20 species left at a depth of 10,000 meters.

Marine iguanas live on the rocky beaches of the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands are a volcanic archipelago located near the equator in the eastern Pacific Ocean, near Ecuador. The archipelago has many unique flora and fauna, which inspired Darwin, who visited in 1835, to reconsider the true origin of species.

Male marine iguanas in the Galapagos Islands can dive underwater and feed on algae as their main food source. Their tails are strong and very flexible in the sea, but they appear clumsy on land. As cold-blooded animals, marine iguanas can only stay in the water for a limited time before returning to the beach rocks to bask in the sun to keep warm.

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