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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.
The Mysterious Appearance of Leopard Sharks at Cabrillo NM
November 04, 2016
Excursions to the rocky intertidal zone can reveal a vast diversity of marine life. However, in remote sections of Cabrillo's intertidal habitat, park biologists and volunteers have recently discovered a most unusual group of visitors. Aggregating in large numbers, juvenile Leopard Sharks (Triakis semifasciata) scout the shallow seagrass beds for their crustacean and mollusk prey.
Last updated: November 4, 2016