Animals

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American House Spider

American House Spider

The American House Spider, or Parasteatoda tepidariorum (A.K.A. the common house spider), is an arachnid similar in size and body shape to the Black Widow. Read More
Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher is a large black bird (16 to 18 inches) with the Latin name Haematopus bachmani. They are found in the intertidal area of the Pacific Coast. Read More
California Ground Squirrel

California Ground Squirrel

Spermophilus beecheyi, the common California Ground Squirrel. They grow up to 11 inches with a bushy tail up to 9 inches and inhabit grasslands and savannah. Read More

California Marine Life Protection Act

The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) is a statewide California legislation created to protect marine areas along the 1100 miles of California's coastline. Read More
California Squirrel

California Squirrel

The California Ground Squirrel, Otospermophilus beecheyi, can be found all over the western U.S. They live in holes in the ground, which are sometimes communal. Read More
California Wolf Spider

California Wolf Spider

California Wolf Spiders range from tiny at one millimeter up to about 34 millimeters or 1 and 1/4 inch. They are members of the Lycosidae spider family. Read More
Cancer Magister

Cancer Magister

This is the commercial crab of the Pacific Ocean, Cancer magister (also called Metacarcinus magister), found in market places on the west coast of the U.S. Read More
Cats

Cats

Scientifically known as felis catus, the common house cat provides pest control, a portable lap warmer and an endless supply of fur. Read More
Chinchilla

Chinchilla

Chinchilla hail from the Andes mountains in South America. They've made a comeback after facing extinction from being over-hunted for their soft, dense fur. Read More
Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon or King Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, is the largest of the Pacific anadromous salmon. Chinook can live to be five years old before spawning. Read More
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