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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.
Venomous versus poisonous. Same thing, right? Wrong!
July 18, 2018
Animals (and plants) have evolved different strategies to ward off predators. Some species have developed toxins to do this, but there are different ways the toxins can affect these would-be predators. We will delve into the differences between the terms “venomous” and “poisonous,” which are often used synonymously in conversation, but have completely different meanings.
Creature Feature: California Sea Hare (Aplysia californica)
August 04, 2017
Have you recently noticed the noodle looking masses down in the tidepools? Did you know they are the eggs of a very unique individual? Check out this edition of Creature Feature where we highlight the California Sea Hare.
Creature Feature: Feather Boa Kelp (Egregia menziesii)
June 04, 2017
Have you ever seen long feathery brown plants in our tidepools? Want to know a little bit more about them? Check out this edition of Creature Feature where we highlight the Feather Boa Kelp.
Last updated: November 4, 2016