Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: Marine iguanas, including these on Isla Fernandina, live in large aggregations on the rocky shores of the islands. Some harbor bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics commonly used in humans.
Credit: Roderick Mackie
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