California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), Kingdom: Animalia Class: Aves Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Ciconiidae

Burro (Equus asinus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Cabezon Scorpaenichthys marmoratus

Cabezon Scorpaenichthys marmoratus

Species Eleodes dentipes - Dentate Stink Beetle

Range map for Dentate Stink Beetle

Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

California quail Callipepla californica

Sea Otter

Sea otter

Giant Pacific Octopus

California Pocket Mouse

Ochlerotatus melanimon -

Ochlerotatus melanimon

The head louse (Pediculus humanus capitas)-

Pediculus humanus capitas

Human flea (Pulex irritans)

Steller''s Jay

Red-tailed Hawk

Pocket gopher

Red Wing Black Bird

desert tarantula Aphonopelma chalcodes

Spotted skunk

Robber fly eating a damselfly

North American River Otter

Virginia Rail

Phaethon aethereus (Red-billed tropicbird)

California Vulture

Snow Goose

Western Toad, Bufo boreas

Western Toad, Bufo boreas

Western Toad, Bufo boreas

Western toad (Bufo boreas halophilus)

Scaphiophus couchii ( Couch''s Spadefoot toad )

red-legged frog california

San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) eating

red-legged frog california

California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii). Once abundant throughout California, red-legged frogs were the inspiration for Mark Twains classic short story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Now, after more than a century of habitat destruction, water pollution, suburban sprawl, and predation by non- native bullfrogs, they''ve been reduced to a number of scattered, unconnected populations.

California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii).

Elk (Cervus Elaphus)

king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Mallard Duck Anas platyrhynchos

Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout)

dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Killer Whale Orcinus Orca

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a baleen whale. This fossil is about eighty feet long. Billions of the tiny diatom shells could not have gradually buried the skeleton over millions of years, because the skeleton would not have lasted that long. Dead ocean creatures do not become fossils, because they rot and even their bones disintegrate. In order for a fossil the size of this whale to form, it would have to be buried deeply and quickly. Only quick burial could have sealed the remains from the effects of atmosphere, bacteria, and scavengers. The formation containing this whale fossil had to have been deposited quickly. The better scientists understand the fossil record, the more reasons they have to believe in a worldwide flood and to abandon the old-earth theory.

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

La Jolla

La Jolla

Dog Canis familiaris

American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) (aka Water Ouzel)

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Grizzly Bear

Camponotus variegatus (Carpenter ant) Camponotus variegatus.

California red abalonem Haliotis rufescens

red abalonem Haliotis rufescens

Long-Tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)

Grey Wolf, Canis Lupus

Long-Tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)

rat rattus rattus

La Jolla

Imperial Sand Dunes - animal diversity web

Animal diversity web

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