23. Galápagos Penguin
Status: Endangered. This is the only penguin species found north of the equator and in the Galápagos. They are now threatened by climate change, pollution, and bycatch.
24. Leatherback Turtle
Status: Vulnerable. Overharvesting has severely threatened the species, along with bycatch from fisheries they encounter in the ocean.
25. Hawksbill Turtle
Status: Critically endangered. The species has lost 90% of its population in the past 100 years, with 80% of its population being lost just over the last 10 years.
Status: Vulnerable. Habit loss is making this species suffer drops in population.
27. Marine Iguana
Status: Vulnerable. Introduced species (cats, dogs, rats) are predators to marine iguanas. Climate change is also to blame for their population loss, from rising sea levels to changing temperatures.
And our last three take us back under the water one last time…