The sharkiest place on the planet

Words by Pelayo Salinas-de León | Photos by Thomas P. Peschak
Marine iguanas, uniquely adapted to thrive in their environment, add to the primordial feel of the region. The El Niño event of 2015 affected not only the sharks of Darwin, but its iguanas too. As their algal food source dies off, the iguanas slim down and shrink in body size by 20%, only to fatten up again when ocean temperatures cool and the algae return.<br /> Photo by Thomas Peschak
Artwork by William Ruzek

Sharks in the birthplace of evolution