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Limpet

Lottia sp

Description:

There are numerous limpet species. Limpets are gastropods that forage on algae with their scraping tongues known as radulas. These grazers have a home territory, often with a scar or depression made in the rock that they return to after foraging.

Habitat:

Cabrillo National Monument The park offers a superb view of San Diegos harbor and skyline. At the highest point of the park stands the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, which has been a San Diego icon since 1854. A statue and museum in the Visitor Center commemorate Juan Rodrguez Cabrillo's exploration of the coast of California. In a former army building an exhibit tells the story of the coast artillery on Point Loma. In the winter, migrating gray whales can be seen off the coast. The two-mile Bayside Trail affords spectacular views of San Diego Bay and the city beyond, and takes you through one of the last remaining remnants of coastal sage scrub habitat in the world. The rocky intertidal area is one of the best protected examples of these unique ecosystems in Southern California.

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3 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Nice spotting

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 11 years ago

Tidy little dudes.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 11 years ago

Neat :)

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on May 22, 2013

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