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Cabrillo National Monument protects a unique and diverse landscape thriving with life. Follow our science teams into the field and discover the stories of our park’s natural resources and beyond.
Snakes, Lizards and Salamanders – Oh My!
July 18, 2018
Scientists with Cabrillo National Monument frequently monitor the native species of animals and plants that live here. Herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) monitoring is important to ensure that the Monument’s reptile and amphibian populations are healthy and thriving. Read on to learn about the herpetofauna species at CNM and the scientists that study them!
Peregrines on Point – Four new healthy chicks for Cabrillo’s resident Peregrine couple!
May 17, 2018
Starting in late February, volunteers and natural resources staff at Cabrillo National Monument have kept tabs on our remarkable aerialists through visual observation and telescopic photography. Renowned for their speed and hunting skill, Peregrines are the fastest animal in the world, capable of reaching speeds of 200 miles per hour or more when diving down on unsuspecting prey.
Species Spotlight: Owl Limpet (Lottia gigantea)
November 13, 2017
Learn more about one of the most common, yet underestimated, species at the Cabrillo National Monument tidepools in this edition of Species Spotlight.
Last updated: November 4, 2016