Cabrillo Field Notes

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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.

What's in a name? That which we call a Hopkin’s Rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

June 06, 2017 Posted by: Jonathan Jones

Marine biologists have a particularly imaginative track record when it comes to naming. Experts have touted their tautonyms, noted their knightly naming virtues, and wondered at the many magical monikers for marine molluscs. Here, we will explore a few of the more extraordinary scientific names for marine species and take a look at how those names were first assigned and why.


Last updated: November 4, 2016

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