San Clemente Island Got Your Goat?

Ten federally protected species of animals and plants live on the Island. Three of them have recently been downgraded. The Navy petitioned to have the San Clemente Island Night Lizard taken off the endangered species list in 2014 and it was de-listed that year. An estimated 21.3 million night lizards occupy the 21-mile-long island, one of the highest densities of any lizard on earth. Over half a foot long - compared with its two-inch cousins in the California desert - the lizard with bright stripes and mottled green scales spends its entire life within a few yards and bears its young live, as mammals do.

Anotado por biohexx1 biohexx1, miércoles, 29 de noviembre de 2017 a las 09:52 AM


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