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There are over 2,000 species of mantis worldwide. Because of their prayer-like stance, this insect is commonly known as the praying mantis.
Mendocino Abalone Watch
The Mendocino Abalone Watch is a volunteer group on the Mendocino Coast of Northern California dedicated to helping deter abalone poaching.
Northern Elephant Seal
Northern Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris, are found from British Columbia to Baja California. Males grow to 20 feet long and weigh up to 4 tons.
A parakeet is a common pet bird. Originally from Australia, these birds were domesticated in the 1800s. They are intelligent and social.
Dryocopus pileatus, the largest of the North American woodpeckers. They grow to be as large as a small crow at 16 to 19 inches. They have a loud fast call.
The raccoon (Procyon lotor) is native to North America. This omnivorous mammal is generally nocturnal and best known for its distinctive bandit's mask.
Rats are intelligent and social creatures, often being quite affectionate and playful pets. Rats can be found worldwide and are adaptable to many environments.
Rana aurora is the aquatic jumper who frequents bodies of water and surrounding habitat from Vancouver Island to Baja California, growing to be 2-5 inches long.
Rod Cod are bottom dwelling sea fish of the genus Sebastes. The large red fish in the photo is the Yelloweye rock fish, also called Red Snapper.
This small intertidal creature, the Shield Limpet or Collisella pelta, has a 1-1.5 inch wide and moderately high pointed shell. It is whitish with dark stripes.