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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.

Science in Action: Snails in Cages

November 06, 2016 Posted by: Alex Warneke

Select species of seaweeds generate noxious chemicals to defend themselves against would be predators. One such species, the rockweed (Silvetia compressa), can be found atop rocky outcrops throughout Cabrillo National Monument’s intertidal zone. In partnership with the United States Navy and Cabrillo biologists, Dr. Jeremy Long from San Diego State University investigates the intricate interactions between this brown seaweed and the prevalent black turban snail.


Last updated: November 4, 2016

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