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Green Resolutions

5 Simple Green Resolutions for 2016 Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? We’ve come up with 5 sustainable resolutions that are simple, yet so effective, the environment will thank you. 1. Eliminate Vampire Energy Did you know that most devices draw power from your outlets even if they’re turned off? Vampire energy can be prevented by unplugging electronic devices when you’re done is not only easy, but it could save
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The Garibaldi at the Living Coast

The Garibaldi at the Living Coast by Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care Manager If you have ever been out snorkeling or diving in southern California, you will notice a trend: brown fish, gray fish, black fish, another brown fish, spotted grey fish, more brown fish, et cetera, et cetera. It is a big contrast to the vibrant colors you see out on a tropical coral
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Bird Watching at the Living Coast

Go Birding with the experts at the Living Coast Bird Walks are included with your admission to the Living Coast and happen every Sunday at 11:45 a.m. and on the occasional Saturday. Bird Walks begin at the umbrellas at the entrance to the Living Coast Discovery Center and take place on some of the many trails managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Owls at the Living Coast: Tyto

One of the Living Coast’s well-known animal ambassadors by Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care manager I look around at my desk and see owl EVERYTHING: owl note box, owl toy, owl mug, owl tea set, owl stickers, owl magnet, et cetera. For the past three years, owls have been a dominant theme of my life. When I first started working at the Living Coast Discovery
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Arboreal Alligator Lizards

Endangered Species to Participate in Breeding Program  by Lindsay Bradshaw, Animal Care Manager Arboreal alligator lizards (Abronia graminea) are quite possibly one of the most exquisite lizards you could ever see. Their deep emerald green color makes them stand out like a rare gem.  Endemic to the highlands of the states of Veracruz and adjacent Puebla, Mexico, these cloud forest dwellers are a rare sight.
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Tortoises at the Living Coast

Animal Care Manager Lindsay Bradshaw Writes About Some of Her “Colleagues” Let me tell you about two of my colleagues:  One is in his 30’s and the other is in his 50’s (although they don’t look their age).  Their favorite food, and what they eat for lunch every day, is a leafy green salad, topped with a hibiscus flower, prepared daily especially for them. 
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