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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.
Dancing with the Spanish Shawl
January 30, 2018
Among the shifting tides of Cabrillo National Monument’s intertidal bench lives a colorful little sea slug, the Spanish Shawl (Flabellinopsis iodinea). This is a species of aeolid nudibranch that is so striking to behold, it will stop you in your tracks!
That Which is Bright and Splendid
June 24, 2017
Strolling through the tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument, you might happen up on a small, brightly colored sea slug. These Hopkins Rose nudibranchs are a delight for visitors of all ages. Friend of Cabrillo and conservation photographer, Michael Ready, recently captured their beauty and splendor in this edition of Cabrillo Field Notes.
Last updated: November 4, 2016