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Saturday, May 12, 2018


We were in Santa Cruz recently, and while we were there I remembered an encounter with a California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) in Pacific Grove several years ago.  I was intrigued to see the ground squirrel eating kelpin this case, Feather Boa Kelp (Egregia menziesii).

I'm curious about how often mammals eat seaweeds.  Have you observed it before?

Here's a close-up of the ground squirrel:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

kelp is the new Kale !!