20 years ago, scientists hiking on an island known as Isabela spotted an iguana that was pink.
What they didn’t know was whether this pink lizard was a genetic mutation or a whole new species.
via Galapagos Surprise Again With Pink Iguana : NPR.
You probably find this item mildly interesting or irritating if you were thinking it was about media and technology. My mother took me to the Galapagos with her when I was in my 40s instead of leaving me a bundle when she passed away. We had the most wonderful time, and we did see this species of iguana but didn’t know if was a separate species. Now that Ma is gone, the iguana isn’t only a new species, but a reminder of how cool my Ma really was…